The Boston Celtics acquired Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers last summer. He had been traded to the Western Conference franchise as part of the deal that sent Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks. Since arriving in Boston, Holiday has been a key part of Joe Mazzulla’s system on both ends of the floor.

On Sunday (June 9), Holiday was Boston’s leading scorer as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. His performance sent Mazzulla’s team on the road with a 2-0 lead over their Western Conference counterparts. During his post-game press conference, Holiday admitted that he is in Boston to win at the highest level.

“I’m a utility guy,” Holiday said. ‘I will do everything. I’m here to win. “I feel like they brought me here to win, and I’ll do my best to do that.”

Holiday is the only player on the Celtics roster with championship experience, and is also one of the more versatile guards in the NBA. He can act as a secondary scoring option or drop back as a fourth or fifth option. Holiday is also one of the better perimeter defenders in the NBA, but is strong enough to guard multiple positions.

Since joining the Celtics, he has emerged as a leader and accomplished player. Holiday’s willingness to adapt his game to what the team needs has made him an excellent glue man within the starting unit.

And his partnership with Derrick White has taken Boston’s defense to new heights. Celtics fans will be hoping this is enough to bring a title to Boston later this month.

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