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Dallas Mavericks: How the Jrue Holiday trade impacts the Mavs

Dallas Mavericks Jrue Holiday Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Jrue Holiday Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks: How the Jrue Holiday trade impacts the Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks watched a division rival trade away a key piece of their core to commit to their rebuild. Day one of the hectic 2020 NBA offseason has come and gone, and the two biggest trades so far have been from two of the Mavericks’ Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City dealt future Hall of Famer Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, and the New Orleans Pelicans shipped former All-Star Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks.

There is a valid argument that the NBA offseason more fun than the season. Turning on those Twitter notifications and waiting for the next Woj bomb or Shams alert is invigorating. NBA fans may be a bit sleep deprived over the next week, but that is part of the chaos and fun that is the offseason.

Jrue Holiday is a star point guard that has been one of the Pelicans’ top assets and most entertaining players for the last seven seasons. He continually improved as a shooter and developed into a staunch defensive threat. Here is a closer look at the trade and how it impacts the Mavs.

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How does the Jrue Holiday trade impact the Dallas Mavericks?

The Mavericks and Holiday have been linked in rumors for weeks, but reports surfaced on Monday that New Orleans was attempting to ship Holiday to the Eastern Conference. The Pelicans did not want to supply a potential playoff opponent with their star guard. Sure enough, hours later, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The deal including the Pelicans receiving Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, and multiple first-round picks and selection swaps. Monday’s trade turned into a blockbuster with significant ramifications. Here an in-depth look at the deal, and its impact on the Dallas Mavericks.

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