Question No. 1 for the Milwaukee Bucks: When did Jrue Holiday turn into Eric Bledsoe?
The Bucks thought they had found their scapegoat this past offseason. They loaded their woes onto Eric Bledsoe’s shoulders and shipped him (and untold riches in the form of draft picks for most of the next decade) to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Jrue Holiday.
Bledsoe never managed to translate regular-season success into the postseason with the Bucks, and he was a logical option to swap out for Holiday. In his 31 playoff games with Milwaukee, Bledsoe had a true shooting percentage of 49.4.
Surely there was no way Holiday could be worse, right?
Well, so far, it looks like the Milwaukee Bucks traded Eric Bledsoe and a decade’s worth of draft assets in exchange for Eric Bledsoe.
As you see from Josh Eberley’s tweet, Holiday has actually been a tad worse than Bledsoe thus far.
Just in this series against the Nets, Holiday has scored just 39 points on 17-of-43 from the floor and has been to the free-throw line only three times. Obviously, Bledsoe has played quite a few more postseason games with the Bucks than Holiday has, with a 31-7 margin, but the Bucks made a trade of historic proportions to acquire a point guard who was better than Bledsoe in this exact situation.
He has not been, and the Bucks are doomed if he doesn’t get it together.