Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams and two first rounders for Jrue Holiday is quite the haul for the Portland Trail Blazers. It's on par or even more than the Miami Heat were offering for Damian Lillard.
The Celtics are trading Robert Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, 2024 GSW 1st, 2029 unprotected BOS first to the Blazers, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/gx53jyH1RG
So the Celtics swap big men Robert Williams and Grant Williams for Kristaps Porzingis and point guards Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon for Jrue Holiday. Depth will be an issue, but Brad Stevens is banking highly that Porzingis and Holiday will be significant upgrades over Williams and Smart.
Stevens has also now traded six first round traffic picks (and a pick swap) since taking over for Danny Ainge two summers ago.
The Celtics were among the teams at very top of Holiday's wish list in recent days and expectation is Celtics are eager to retain him long-term, sources said. Holiday has a year left on deal. Boston beat out several teams in both conferences with a significant trade package.