2 – Jrue Holiday
Widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the NBA, the addition of Jrue Holiday with Bledsoe going the other way prior to the 2020-21 season really was the final piece in order to get over the final hurdle and win it all. His ability to play lockdown defense and lower the defensive workload for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton was essential to winning the title.
An impressive 18.5 points and 6.8 assists per game have really helped cement the Bucks as one of the best teams in the league. He also allows Giannis to play off the ball in the offense as he brings it up the court and can be the lead ball handler which helps change the looks.
His time with the Bucks may be slightly overshadowed by his recent struggles in the postseason and suggestions that he should be traded should the Bucks look to make another title run.
These recent shooting struggles in the postseason should not take away from how important he was to the Bucks in winning that title. Alongside Giannis, they provide a great defensive duo that can guard at any position and have been a real asset to the Bucks.