Milwaukee Bucks: 3 goals for Jrue Holiday in 2020-21 season

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The Milwaukee Bucks are expecting big things out of Jrue Holiday after they traded for him this offseason, and here are three goals for him in 2020-21.

Aside from getting Giannis Antetokounmpo’s signature on a supermax extension, the top priority for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason was upgrading at the point guard position.

The Bucks achieved both of those objectives and spared no expense in the process. Strictly looking at the latter, however, Milwaukee gave up a substantial haul of assets to acquire Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this offseason in a groundbreaking move.

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Holiday has been among the league’s most underrated players for several seasons, and now, he gets the opportunity to showcase his talents on a team right in the thick of title contention.

The Bucks are banking on Holiday to be a difference-maker for them, and with everything that he brings to the table, he is more than capable.

With that being said, here are three goals for Jrue Holiday to keep in mind as he enters the 2020-21 season in a fresh environment with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Goal No. 3 – Provide a secondary playmaker

The MBucks made a considerable effort to shore up their playmaking this offseason, no addition more prominent in that aspect than Holiday. Over his 11-year NBA career, Holiday has built up a 6.4 career assist per game average, his talent as a playmaker always placed on full display.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo having led the team in assists per game last season at 5.6, a player like Holiday could immediately alleviate pressure off of him as a playmaker. The 30-year-old guard gives the Bucks another certified floor general and someone they can entrust to make the right decision when they defer to him with the ball.

Holiday gives the Bucks some immediate closure as a ballhandler, especially when the postseason rolls around. This lack of postseason playmaking has hindered the team in each of their last two championship runs, and now, they have addressed the problem, on paper, with the acquisition of Holiday.