NBA knowledgeable explains why including Jrue Vacation may vault Celtics forward of Bucks


“If you happen to put the ball in Jrue Vacation’s arms, now you’ve got acquired that decision-maker to go along with these guys.”

Jrue Vacation drives between Luke Kornet and Jaylen Brown. Morry Gash/AP Picture

Properly, it occurred. Damian Lillard was lastly traded. He’s a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

As a part of the commerce, the Bucks despatched place to begin guard Jrue Vacation to the Portland Path Blazers. The younger, guard-heavy Blazers may find yourself conserving Vacation, nevertheless it seems extra doubtless than not that they’ll commerce him within the coming days.

In the event that they do, the Celtics are reportedly within the combine and are a group that appeals to Vacation himself. There are various juicy debates swirling round social media for the time being.

Ought to the Celtics commerce for Vacation? Is it price giving up Malcolm Brogdon? How about Robert Williams or Al Horford? Would Vacation put them excessive?

One one that has a robust opinion on the final query is FOX Sports activities host Chris Broussard, who’s fairly assured including Vacation can be the best transfer for Boston.

“If he goes to Boston, for, say, Malcolm Brogdon – they could have to surrender Robert Williams – they could very effectively transfer forward of Milwaukee as the favourite,” Broussard mentioned.

Broussard mentioned the Celtics have “misplaced that defensive identification” beneath head coach Joe Mazzulla. He believes buying and selling for Vacation – extensively thought to be probably the greatest defenders within the league – would assist carry that ingredient again.

On the identical time, Broussard mentioned, Vacation is a greater offensive participant, scorer, and shooter than former Celtic Marcus Sensible.

Broussard highlighted the expertise on the Celtics roster however famous that the group has lacked a decision-maker within the clutch. When Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown should do an excessive amount of as playmakers, Broussard mentioned, they’re susceptible to turning the ball over late in video games.

“If you happen to put the ball in Jrue Vacation’s arms, now you’ve acquired that decision-maker to go along with these guys.”