Comparing Milwaukee Bucks’ Jrue Holiday’s All NBA case to other guards

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 07 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard
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Jrue Holiday vs. Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard has been a bonafide superstar his entire career. As wild as it may sound, this year is probably his best season despite the Trail Blazers having a 33-46 record. Lillard is averaging a career-high in points with a staggering 32.2 per game. Even though he is averaging a career-high in field goal attempts per game (20.7), he’s managed to post a career-high in field goal percentage at 46 percent. (CRAZY)!

Like Holiday; Lillard also received an All-Star nod, which was his seventh in his 11-year career. Even at age 32; Damian Lillard still shows he is one of the most dangerous offensive guards in the league today with a small chance for his seventh All-NBA season.

There are two big advantages Holiday would have if it came down to him or Lillard for All-NBA. The first advantage is the availability this season. Media members who vote for All-NBA have expressed the importance of games played. As it stands today; Holiday will have played at least eight more games than Lillard, who was shut down for the season by Portland on March 28th.

The second and more important advantage is, once again, winning. One could definitely say, “well Holiday has a better supporting cast” which is true. However, that supporting cast is elevated by the play of Holiday on both ends of the court this season as The Milwaukee Bucks are currently 50-17 this season when Jrue Holiday plays.