New Orleans Pelicans Trade Jrue Holiday for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill & First Round Picks

The pieces in the NBA are being moved and it looks like an All-Star is heading out East to a contender. The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with Jrue Holiday and the price is a little steep. In exchange for the talented point guard, the Milwaukee Bucks are sending Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first round picks.

There are also pick swaps to go along with the first round picks.

With Holiday, the Bucks get an excellent two-way player, considering Jrue is known for his defensive presence on the perimeter. Not only that, but he can be an added spark on offense as well. This will be a big help for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

Bledsoe and Hill will definitely help Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, but what’s more important for the Pelicans is the war chest of picks they have.

At this point, they own the Lakers 2021 reverse lottery-protected pick, a Lakers 2023 first round pick swap, plus a swap in either 2024 or 2025. Now they add three first round picks from the Bucks, plus the Cleveland Cavs and Washington Wizards second round picks, as well as their own picks.

Whether they keep most of these future picks and build the squad or trade a number of them for an All-Star will be interesting to see.

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