The Portland Path Blazers have acquired heart Robert Williams III and guard Malcolm Brogdon, Golden State’s 2024 first spherical choose and a 2029 first spherical choose in a commerce with the Boston Celtics for guard Jrue Vacation, it was introduced as we speak by Normal Supervisor Joe Cronin.
“We’re excited to see Jrue in a Celtics uniform. He performs the sport with an awesome aggressive character and his influence on and off the court docket has been felt all over the place all through his profession. We’re overjoyed to welcome Jrue, Lauren, and the whole Vacation household to Boston,” mentioned Brad Stevens, Celtics President of Basketball Operations.
Vacation (6’5, 220) has performed in 906 profession video games (825 begins) over 14 NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks (2020-23), New Orleans Pelicans (2013-20), and Philadelphia 76ers (2009-2013). Vacation owns profession averages of 16.4 factors, 4.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in 33.1 minutes per recreation, whereas capturing 46.2 % from the sphere and 36.6 % from the three-point line. Amongst all energetic NBA gamers, Vacation ranks sixth in complete assists (5,868), eleventh in steals (1,346), and 18th in factors scored (14,876), and likewise owns the sixth-most rebounds amongst league guards (3,702).
Final season, Vacation earned his third-consecutive and fifth profession NBA All-Defensive workforce choice after averaging 19.3 factors, 7.4 assists (ninth in NBA), and a career-high 5.1 rebounds in 67 video games (65 begins). He was additionally named a 2023 NBA All-Star, marking the second All-Star number of his profession after being chosen in 2013, which is the longest hole between All-Star alternatives in NBA historical past.
Vacation helped lead the Bucks to the 2021 NBA Championship title by averaging 17.3 factors, 5.7 rebounds, and eight.7 assists in 23 postseason contests (all begins). Lower than a month after profitable the 2021 NBA Finals, Vacation received a Gold Medal with Celtics’ guard Jayson Tatum and Staff USA on the Tokyo Olympics the place he averaged 11.8 factors, 4.8 rebounds, and three.8 assists per recreation.
Vacation has received the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the 12 months Award in three of the final 4 NBA seasons. The award acknowledges him as the very best teammate based mostly on selfless play and dedication to his workforce, in addition to management on and off the court docket as a mentor and function mannequin to different gamers as voted on by his friends.
In his first season with Milwaukee, Vacation received the 2020-21 NBA Sportsmanship award, which honors a participant who greatest represents the beliefs of sportsmanship on the court docket, and was a finalist for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award.
Jrue and his spouse Lauren Vacation received the 2023 Muhammad Ali Sports activities Humanitarian ESPY Award for his or her group efforts. The Chatsworth, California native earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Staff Honors in his one collegiate season at UCLA earlier than being chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers with the seventeenth general choose within the 2009 NBA Draft.
“It’s been our pleasure to have a entrance row seat to Rob’s profession since he joined us on draft night time 2018. He has grown into an exquisite basketball participant and teammate. We thank him for his many contributions on and off the court docket in his 5 years in Boston and we want him and his household the entire greatest as they transfer on,” mentioned Stevens.
Williams, initially drafted by the Celtics with the twenty seventh general choose within the 2018 NBA Draft, appeared in 209 profession video games for the franchise the place he averaged 7.3 factors, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 20.5 minutes per recreation.
“Malcolm had an awesome season final yr culminating within the great honor of receiving the NBA’s Sixth Man of the 12 months award. We want him and his household nothing however the very best shifting ahead,” mentioned Stevens.
Brogdon averaged 14.9 factors, 4.2 rebounds and three.7 assists whereas capturing 44.4 % from three final season for the Celtics en path to profitable the NBA’s Sixth Man of the 12 months award.