The Boston Celtics made a trade offer to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jrue Holiday, but came up short with the Milwaukee Bucks sending Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first round picks and two pick swaps. The Celtics have a history of trade offers that came up short leaking to the media.
Boston owns picks Nos. 14, 26 and 30 in Wednesday's draft.
"All day yesterday, the chatter around the league was that the Celtics were offering Gordon Hayward and their three first round picks for Jrue Holiday," said "That was the chatter all day yesterday until the Bucks made the deal. It's not like the Bucks weren't moving against anybody. They weren't bidding against themselves. They had Atlanta too who also wanted Jrue Holiday. There was a bit of a bidding war."
Hayward has a $34.2 million player option for the 20-21 season.