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Social media goes wild after Celtics trade for Jrue Holiday as Eastern Conference battle heats up

The two-time All-Star guard has been traded twice in the last five days

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Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball against Malcolm Brogdon of the Boston Celtics in the first half at Fiserv Forum on March 30, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wis.

The NBA never sleeps.

With training camp and preseason games on the horizon, teams continue to reshape their rosters.

Jrue Holiday, for the second time in just a few days, is on the move -- this time from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Boston Celtics. This comes after he was traded in a deal involving Damian Lillard and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The package returning to Portland includes Robert Williams III, Malcolm Brogdon and two first-round picks, according to reports.

X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, went wild on Sunday after the trade. Many people immediately looked at the big picture, analyzing how the Celtics stack up with the Bucks after both teams added new point guards:

Other users were quick to point out the rivalry that has now formed between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Holiday spoke about his affection for Milwaukee just days before he was shipped out of town. Now, he'll be suiting up for Lillard and the Bucks' stiffest competition.

One player weighed in, too, perhaps in a sarcastic tone. With the Philadelphia 76ers unable to acquire Holiday or Lillard -- and uncertainty surrounding James Harden -- reigning MVP Joel Embiid shared his thoughts on the summer.

And many Celtics supporters were conflicted after seeing another fan favorite sent away in an offseason trade. First it was Marcus Smart, and now it's Williams.

At the top of the list, of course, is NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg -- a long-time supporter of Robert Williams. Forsberg interviewed Williams just hours before the trade for an episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, which is now live.

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