3 Stars for Thunder to go after in free agency this summer

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No. 2: Jrue Holiday

Versatility is the name of the game when you are adding to a core of players. You want two-way players who don't take anything off the table and can fit in a variety of lineups and roles. You want to find players who are scaleable to winning situations, rather than those who need things conformed to their needs or who take things off the table playing alongside other stars.

Jrue Holiday has thrived throughout his prime filling those gaps around all-time stars. He was an ideal fit with Anthony Davis in New Orleans, then won a championship starting alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee. This season he is playing for the championship-favorite Boston Celtics alongside Jayson Tatum and Kristaps Porzingis.

Holiday has enough size and length to start at shooting guard alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the backcourt, forming a formidable defensive combination and giving the Thunder that much more shot creation and playmaking. Holiday is a good, not great shooter, but his versatility to either shoot or drive and create a new shot lessens the sting of pulling a better shooter out of that spot, and he will more than make up for it with his defense.

The Boston Celtics surely want to bring him back, but they are already pushing the luxury tax next season without factoring in a new contract for Holiday. A two-year inflated offer from the Thunder could be enough to outbid the Celtics if they have a line they can't cross, and Holiday would make a strong addition to the Thunder.