Boston Celtics Extend Holiday

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics have agreed to a contract extension with guard Jrue Holiday. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“In addition to being one of the more accomplished players in the league, Jrue is an elite teammate and competitor. He is simply a person who raises everyone’s level around him. He combines an unselfishness to do whatever is best for the team with an edge to take on any challenge at any time. We are grateful that Jrue is a Celitc,” said Brad Stevens, Celtics President of Basketball Operations.

Holiday has appeared in 68 games (all starts) with the Celtics this season and is averaging 12.5 points, a career-high 5.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 32.9 minutes per game. Holiday is shooting a career-high 43.1 percent from beyond the arc, which ranks sixth in the NBA, and he has knocked down the second-most three-pointers in a single season in his career (137). The Chatsworth, California native also ranks seventh in the NBA in total plus/minus (+453) and ninth in blocks among league guards (51).

On February 27, Holiday became only the seventh active NBA guard with at least 4,000 career rebounds. The 15-year veteran is one of only 20 NBA players in history to reach at least 15,500 points, 4,000 rebounds, 1,400 steals and 500 blocks. Holiday surpassed 15,000 career points on November 13 versus New York when he finished with 14 points while going 5-for-9 from the floor and 3-for-5 from three-point range.

In 974 career games (893 starts), Holiday owns career averages of 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.4 steals in 33.1 minutes per game, while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from the three-point line.

Holiday is a three-time Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award recipient and was honored with the 2020-21 NBA Sportsmanship award. Last season, Holiday made his second NBA All-Star appearance and earned his third consecutive and fifth career NBA All-Defensive team selection.