With an abundance of offensive stars like LeBron or Curry, does the US team still target defensive experts?

With the US basketball team participating in the 2024 Olympics in Paris (France) gradually being revealed with the presence of many prominent names, one player has received special attention from the team’s leadership.

This is a player who has just appeared in a recent transfer blockbuster. Not Damian Lillard but Jrue Holiday – All-Star, All-NBA and NBA All-Defense guard of the Boston Celtics.

All-Star, All-NBA and All-NBA Defense defender Jrue Holiday recently joined the Boston Celtics

This information was shared by reputable journalist Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN:

“The US basketball team is actively pursuing Boston Celtics All-Star defender Jrue Holiday, recruiting him to the squad for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Holiday has not yet decided and has not shared anything about playing for the US team. However, the team’s leadership, led by technical director Grant Hill, hopes that Holiday will commit to playing.

Technical director Grant Hill and US head coach Steve Kerr highly appreciated Jrue’s talent and composure, saying that these are necessary qualities to build a team to win gold at the Olympics.

If he agrees, this defender will be on the list of 12 players who set foot in Paris next summer to defend the Olympic gold medal.”

Jrue Holiday (left) was an important nucleus helping the US team win the 2021 Olympic men’s basketball gold medal in Tokyo, Japan

Unlike other players who have played for the US team recently, Jrue Holiday is considered “a very loved and respected player”.

Technical director Grant Hill considers Holiday to be one of the most important pieces of the American football team, second only to Kevin Durant in the campaign to win the 2021 Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan.

Looking back at the FIBA World Cup that ended last month, the US team was inferior to the opponent in defense and could not climb to the podium to receive a medal.


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With Jrue Holiday, the recruiting team believes that the Boston Celtics defender not only brings positive value in defense, but also can play the role of a high-quality leader and leader.

Men’s 5×5 basketball at the 2024 Olympics promises to be where the US team “bombards all opponents” to affirm its position, especially after the empty World Cup in the Philippines at the end of last summer.

Many big names are ready to recruit to create the strongest squad, including future Hall of Famers such as Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant or most recently, reigning MVP Joel Embiid.

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and LeBron James decided to form a “revenge squad” for the US team at the Paris Olympics next summer

With so many good options like above, the fact that the US team’s board of directors still wants to get Jrue Holiday shows that the goal is to create a comprehensive team of players and players at the Olympics, avoiding following the path of “making up for mistakes” like in the past years. via.

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