Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on during the game against the Washington Wizards on August 7, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. How smooth will the fit be with Holiday, Bogdanovic, Antetokounmpo and fellow All-Star Khris Middleton?
Earlier Monday evening, sources told The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor the Bucks still intend to pursue a sign-and-trade deal for Bogdanovic. First and foremost, he recently turned 28 years old.
As first reported Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pelicans are sending Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks made a significant case to Antetokounmpo about why he should sign the five-year supermax extension that will soon be available to him.
Last season, Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points while shooting 37.2% from 3-point range while also adding 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. The Villanova product averaged better than nine points per game and drew 24 starts in 66 games for the Eastern Conference juggernauts.
Bledsoe, who will turn 31 before the new campaign starts, played almost three seasons in Milwaukee and averaged 14.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 2019-20 as the Bucks' starting point guard. But the Bucks were bounced from the playoffs in the second round by the Miami Heat.
A first-round choice from Kentucky in the 2010 NBA Draft, Bledsoe has played in 631 regular-season games with the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee. Bledsoe was a first-team All-Defensive selection in 2018-19 and a second-team selection last season. He finished with averages of 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in just 29.1 minutes of action - his third season in the National Basketball Association. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 assists and three rebounds in 2019-20, leaving his career averages at 11.1 points, 3.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds.