Point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, Jrue Holiday agreed to a $160m contract extension for a maximum of four years. Holiday is leading the league with 1.8 steals per game and has averaged 17.0 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds so far this season. Holday’s agent revealed the details of the deal to the media with the extension of four years being worth $135m with add-ons increasing the value to $160m.
“Jrue is one of the top guards in the NBA and we are thrilled to sign him to this extension,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said. “Adding him to our team has made us better on both ends of the floor. He’s an elite defender and an impactful offensive player with the ability to score, shoot and facilitate.”
Milwaukee first acquired the two time NBA All-Defensive Team selection as part of a four team trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. The trade also involved the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder where the Bucks traded in Holiday for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks and two future draft pick swaps.
“We are grateful for the time we’ve been able to spend learning about the Bucks organization, our team and the greater Milwaukee community,” Jrue and Lauren Holiday said in a statement. “We appreciate how Jon, Coach Bud (Mike Budenholzer) and the entire staff, along with our teammates and fans, have supported us since the trade to Milwaukee.”