America’s biggest stars won’t be taking a vacation next summer, but they want Jrue Holiday to be with them. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, a journalist from ESPNthe North American federation is trying to convince the point guard to play in the Paris Olympic tournament, because Grant Hill and Steve Kerr believe that he will be a fundamental piece in the fight for gold.
The Celtics player is already on the 2019 Olympic team, and Wojnarowski assured that the team considers him the second most important player to win gold after Kevin Durant. Jrue finished the tournament averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, and with his excellent defensive work he helped the American team win its fourth consecutive gold after those achieved in Beijing, London and Rio.
Superstars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum have already confirmed their commitment to the national team, making the United States the overwhelming favorite almost a year before the tournament begins. The federation continues to work, however, to provide more depth to the squad, and so they think of Holiday, that a priori does not have a deadline to make a decision and can even wait until the end of the season to see how he is the.
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Jrue averaged 19.3 points and 7.4 assists as a Bucks player in a season where he was also selected in the league’s Best Defensive Quintet. Milwaukee, however, had to do without his services to facilitate the arrival of Damian Lillard, which led him to Boston to try to help an Eastern franchise win again. in the ring.