Jrue Holiday’s offensive performance in the first two games of the 2021 NBA Finals still has many shortcomings.
Holiday averaged 13.5 points per game in the series and didn’t shoot well. His shooting percentage was 31.4%, and his 7 three-pointers in the two games were only 1 time, all of which were defeats by the Bucks.
If Milwaukee fans think they have seen such a show before, it is because they have seen it.
In the 2021 NBA playoffs, Holiday proposed a shooting percentage strikingly similar to Eric Bledsoe. Below are the numbers viewed through StatMuse.
Eric Bledsoe’s field goal percentage with the Bucks in the playoffs:
— 41.1 Hit rate
— 25.4 3P%
— 73.2 FT%
Jrue Holiday’s playoff shot against the Bucks:
— 41.1 Hit rate
— 28.9 3P%
— 67.3 FT% pic.twitter.com/1PRn67M4k2
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 9, 2021
Due to Bledsoe’s poor performance in the playoffs, the Bucks removed Bledsoe in a trade with the Pelicans in exchange for Holiday. Hope Holiday will be an upgrade. He hasn’t lived up to expectations-at least on the offensive end.
In the second game of Milwaukee’s 118-108 loss to Phoenix, NBA Twitter has been making fun of Holliday’s shooting (he made 7 of 21 on Thursday) and Milwaukee’s trade for Bledsoe and three unprotected first rounds. Draft decision.
The Bucks general manager realized that he traded Eric Bledsoe and three first-round picks for Jrue Holiday, just to make him play like Bledsoe when it matters: pic.twitter.com/pJN2j2JPQD
-Tyrin 🥱 (@tyrinthegoat) July 9, 2021
I feel sorry for the Giannis people. They gave up everything for Jrue and gave him the biggest extension, just to make him the remixed version of Eric Bledsoe.
— Chi☀️ (@c_ikeo16) July 9, 2021
Holiday still has time to change the narrative, and he is effective defensively. He blocked Deandre Ayton in the second game very well, which was one of his two blocked shots in the game. He also had two steals.
Still, the Bucks need more vacation offensively, and they will need it soon. The Suns lead the series 2-0. The Bucks will host the next two games at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday and Wednesday.