Milwaukee Bucks: Grading their new additions one month into 2020-21 season

Jan 9, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Bobby Portis, Jrue Holiday
Jan 9, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports /

Grading Jrue Holiday’s growing stint with the Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks’ star acquisition from the offseason, Jrue Holiday has been living up to the billing as his time in Milwaukee grows.

Over his 14 appearances, Holiday is averaging 15.7 points on a .489/.387/.867 slash line, 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2 steals across his 32.2 minutes per game.

The veteran guard’s two-way brilliance has regularly shown through over his time on the floor and he’s brought a level of poise that the Bucks frankly didn’t have under his predecessor, Eric Bledsoe. While Holiday is very much finding his fit and place within the Bucks’ system, he’s operated incredibly efficiently as seen in his career-high 58.8 true shooting percentage,

Holiday’s defensive services have been sensational and as the Bucks have faced a growing list of strong perimeter scorers as the season has gone along, the 30-year-old has done plenty in trying to slow them down.

In many ways, Holiday is only scratching the surface in how he’s influencing this Bucks squad, but it’s really hard to argue the results from what we’ve seen thus far in his first season in Milwaukee.

BTBP Grade: A-