Rajon Rondo had very high praise for his former teammate and last-minute Boston Celtics offseason acquisition Jrue Holiday.
“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.”
What may come as a shock to some is that the former two-time All-Star will now be entering into a similar role to the one that Rondo had when he was in charge of quarterbacking the Celtics’ Big Three with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen. When the Big Three came together they needed a guard who could play defense and run the offense — and now Jrue Holiday finds himself in that same position with a new Big Three.
Jrue Holiday could complement championship core just like Rajon Rondo did with 2007 Boston Celtics Big Three
Just like in the 2007-2008 season, the Boston Celtics fans and organization are expecting an NBA Championship. Holiday, just like Rondo, will have to manage three potential future Hall of Famers. With his proven track record of winning and showing up in the biggest moments, Jrue should be able to come in and fill that role just like Rondo did once before.
The Celtics fanbase should be excited to have a player who can lead the team and has high endorsements from one of their all-time favorite floor generals.
With Holiday having such an influential impact on the future of the Boston Celtics this season, the front office can feel comfortable knowing they got the right guy for the job.