Colin Cowherd: “Clearly the Bucks front office listened to Giannis talking about not being in Milwaukee forever and ‘we gotta take big swings.’ Dame, next to Steph Curry is maybe the best shot-maker from a small guy in the league. He’s not known as a defender but with Giannis you have a big frontcourt for Milwaukee so Dame fits perfectly. Portland gets athleticism with DeAndre Ayton, and gets Jrue Holiday and some picks. There are stories that say the Blazers like their guards Scoot Henderson and Anfernee Simons and are going to move Holiday, I think he actually fits really well. For the Suns it doesn’t matter. They’re about Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, and Durant, Phoenix is going to be fine regardless. Dame has at least two great years left. I would be excited as a Blazer. Milwaukee had to make a move and they got a shot-maker. Khris Middleton has gotten banged up and he’s gotten cold. Jrue Holiday is a good offensive player but he’s not the shot-maker that Dame is. Milwaukee is a better team, Portland is a better team and has a great future. Phoenix got a bench component in Grayson Allen but they’re about three guys who need to take the night off occasionally and now with Grayson Allen you can. Everybody won this to some degree, but Portland’s future, depending on what they get for Jrue Holiday, Portland really has an interesting team.” (Full segment above)
Watch Colin Cowherd and co-host Jason McIntyre react to Wednesday’s three-team blockbuster trade that most notably sent Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the deal the Bucks acquired Lillard, the Blazers took in Jrue Holiday, DeAndre Ayton, a 2029 first-round pick, and two pick swaps, while the Blazers received Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassar Little, and Keon Johnson.
Check out the segment above as Colin believes the Blazers may have just made off the best despite losing arguably the greatest player in their franchise’s history?