1. Jrue Holiday
The Golden State Warriors understand that the Splash Brothers are the keys to their success, but who will carry the offensive load when Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson need to rest? Unproven backups such as Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole can’t be trusted to lead the bench during a potential title run.
Jrue Holiday can provide the veteran leadership the Dubs are hoping for. It has been seven years since his sole All-Star appearance but Holiday has remained an elite point guard. In fact, he might be the best two-way guard in the NBA.
Holiday is a pesky defender, infamous for his gritty performance in the 2018 playoffs when he held Damian Lillard to 35 percent shooting from the floor while the New Orleans Pelicans swept the Portland Trail Blazers.
While his role has been diminished in the presence of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, Holiday is still a positive contributor on both ends of the floor. He is a skilled shooter and a trustworthy decision-maker.
Holiday is a starter for most teams across the league but if he can accept a job on the bench he would be the best sixth man in the association. With a talent like Holiday bolstering the Warriors second unit, it’s hard to see any other team having an edge over them.