Rajon Rondo has nothing but positive things to say about Jrue Holiday, a last-minute addition to the Boston Celtics over the summer.
“I love the Jrue Holiday pick-up,” Rondo said (h/t MassLive). “He’s one of my favorite teammates I’ve ever played with all-time and I’m excited for you guys to see what he can bring night in, night out. Just his mentality, his mindset, his professional approach to the game, and just what he brings out there on the court. He does a lot of intangibles, he’s a very unselfish guy, and he’s fun to be around. But he’s a winner. He’s a competitor.”
Some people may be surprised to learn that the former two-time All-Star will now take on a position like to that of Rondo, who was in charge of leading the Celtics’ Big Three, which included Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen. When the Big Three first joined forces, they needed a guard who could both run the offense and play defense; Jrue Holiday is now in the same situation with a new Big Three.
Similar to how Rajon Rondo complemented the 2007 Boston Celtics Big Three, Jrue Holiday could bolster a championship core
The Boston Celtics organization and its supporters anticipate winning the NBA Championship, much as they did in 2007–2008. Similar to Rondo, Holiday will be responsible for overseeing three possible future Hall of Famers. Jrue ought to be able to step in and carry out that function, much as Rondo did before, given his track record of success and presence in crucial situations.
The support of one of their all-time favorite floor generals should encourage the Celtics’ supporters that they have a player who can guide the club.
The front management can relax knowing they hired the proper person since Holiday will have such a significant influence on the Boston Celtics’ future this season.