It appears the Celtics' interest in Jrue Holiday was very real.
When reports first surfaced late last week, they came as a bit of a surprise given that Boston already had Kemba Walker at point guard and would seemingly have to move on from him after just one season if Danny Ainge and Co. brought in Holiday.
But according to Zach Harper of The Athletic, the Celtics were willing to do just that. Harper tweeted that "Danny Ainge was throwing Kemba at everybody trying to get the picks for Jrue."
Holiday will instead be heading to one of the Celtics' top Eastern Conference rivals, as the Bucks acquired him from the Pelicans Monday night in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first-round picks.
The 30-year-old Walker remains the Celtics' point guard for now, but given his age and injury concerns, perhaps they're not as committed to him for the long term as they were a year ago when they signed him to a four-year max deal.