Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks is the NBA’s all-time leader in blocks for a point guard, with 453 total. Among active players, the two-time All-Star ranks 45th overall, which trailing Serge Ibaka (1,759), Brook Lopez (1,700), DeAndre Jordan (1,524), and others.
However, the four-time All-Defensive member is in a league of his own at his position. While several centers and forwards top Holiday on the list, the only other active guard close to the 14-year veteran is John Wall of the Los Angeles Clippers. The wall is in the 47th with 439 blocks.
Based on a few NBA betting sites, Jrue Holiday and the Bucks hold the No. 1 odds to win the championship. However, sportsbooks still show good odds for the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in the East.
Jrue Holiday now holds the record for most blocks by a point guard of all time:
451 BLK 🚫❌
Most underrated defender in the league? 🤔#NBA #Bucks #JrueHoliday pic.twitter.com/7HEnkvQRNH
— Fadeaway World (@FadeawayWorld) March 15, 2023
Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was previously tied for first place with 450. In Milwaukee’s 133-124 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, Jrue Holiday had 11 points, six rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and a block in 35 minutes of action .
Holiday needed 73 blocks to pass Memphis Grizzlies center Jaren Jackson Jr. (525) for 44th on the active list. Barring a major injury, Holiday has little to no chance of catching the NBA Defensive Player of the Year candidate. But he doesn’t need it.
Bucks’ Jrue Holiday leads active NBA point guards in blocks with 453, surpassing Hall of Famer Jason Kidd for most all time
After all, NBA guards are never 6-foot-11 or over 7-feet. The fact that Holiday is keeping up with taller players around the league in blocks is an accomplishment in itself. The 32-year-old has also missed a total of 12 games so far this season. For the saddest observation, a Milwaukee guard has never won a DPOY.
Through 58 appearances this season, Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points, a career-high 5.2 boards, 7.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 33.1 minutes per game. The UCLA product is also shooting 47.2% from the floor and 37.8% from beyond the arc.
On February 14, in the Bucks’ 131-125 win over Boston, the guard scored a season-high 40 points in 44 minutes of play. Along with recording five rebounds, seven dimes, and three steals, he shot 13-of-21 (61.9%) from the field and knocked down eight 3-pointers.
Jrue Holiday is the 2nd most important player in a championship, has been one of the league’s best defenders for a decade, and still gets overlooked.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 12, 2023
Hall of Famer Dennis Johnson retired with 675 blocks, the most by a point guard in NBA history. Johnson is 189th on the all-time list. The 1979 NBA Finals MVP accomplished this total during a 14-year playing career. Will Jrue Holiday catch Johnson? He needs to play a few seasons.
Chicago Bulls legend and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan logged 893 blocks over 15 years. Jordan is 124th all-time in blocks. The 11-time All-NBA member and nine-time All-Defensive member played shooting guard and small forward.
Not to mention, Miami Heat legend Dywane Wade competed as a shooting guard for most of his 16-year career. The three-time NBA champ amassed 885 blocks, which ranks 129th all-time. For a point guard, Jrue Holiday has exceeded expectations defensively.
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