NBA Insider Discusses Likelihood of Jrue Holiday Extension at Celtics

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Now that the Celtics have got Jrue Holiday, the question is will he remain there long term?

You may think these talks are premature since he hasn’t even stepped out onto the court for the C’s yet.

But he only has one year left on his current contract once this season is up.

33-year-old Holiday has a $37.4 million player option in his last year and considering the pieces Boston gave up for him, it seems likely they would want him to stick around.

The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach certainly thinks that Holiday, his people and the Celtics would all like to see an extension agreement be reached at the appropriate time.

“It seems, talking to people on both sides, that it’s very much the plan,” Himmelsbach said Celtics Beat. “He has to wait six months to sign an extension, so I think April 2 is the exact day he would be eligible for one, but I would suspect them to figure something out. This isn’t a Jrue Holiday rental.”

Although he hasn’t yet played in a Celtics jersey, it seems Holiday is having a positive impact at the franchise.

C’s co-owner Steve Pagliuca commented that during Holiday’s first practice with the team, there was “an electricity in the gym.”

Pagliuca also said how excited he was to see Holiday stop one of Boston’s star players Jaylen Brown on a fastbreak.

Brown broke down exactly what went down in that first practice over the weekend.

“I wanted to go after him a little bit,” Brown said, via Brian Robb. “Fresh, new to the city. Welcome him to the team. So it’s the best way to do it. He met the challenge. He don’t look like a guy that’s going to back down from any challenges. So he did in that case, so we’ve just been going at it during training camp.”

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