Malcolm Brogdon listed as ‘no-brainer trade target’ for Boston Celtics

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 08: Malcolm Brogdon #7 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 08, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 08: Malcolm Brogdon #7 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 08, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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When it comes to the 2022 offseason, many are still guessing what could wind up transpiring for the likes of the Boston Celtics.

Should they go on to win this year’s NBA Championship–a rather realistic feat considering they’ve already stolen home-court advantage away from the Golden State Warriors–, it may be safe for one to assume that the front office will opt to run things back with the majority of their core intact while making minimal roster adjustments prior to tip-off to 2022-23.

That said, should they fall to the dynastic Dubs, it’s the belief of many that Brad Stevens and co. could look to try and give the C’s that extra oomph to position themselves for an even more promising title-run come next season, and, if this outcome were to become their ultimate reality, there are many routes in which they could take to bring such improvements aboard.

One potential offseason add that’s been discussed quite often within the media as of late is Indiana Pacers point guard, Malcolm Brogdon, who, according to the folks at Bleacher Report, would be a ‘no-brainer’ option for the Boston Celtics to consider pursuing.

Citing his abilities to properly run an offense whilst simultaneously locking down back on defense, writer, Grant Hughes, is under the impression that, should the 29-year-old be added to this core, it could easily prove to be an all-around positive from a production standpoint:

"The Boston Celtics have one of the most complete rotations in the league, and teams that make the Finals don’t tend to exhibit standout problems. It’s not even as if Payton Pritchard, whose minutes Malcolm Brogdon would likely diminish, is a weak link. Pritchard is a 41.2 percent three-point shooter across two seasons, and his low-mistake game makes perfect sense in a backup point guard role.Brogdon, though, would be a clear upgrade. He could initiate the offense as a playmaker or move off the ball as a floor-spacer who’d be much more dangerous attacking closeouts than Pritchard, whose lack of size makes finishing in traffic tricky.Perhaps most importantly, Brogdon is an adept and able-bodied switch defender. At 6’5″, he holds up just fine against everything from point guards to small-ball power forwards."

Now, the concept of a Brogdon trade to Boston is nothing new to C’s fans, as they’ve seen numerous proposals concocted throughout the years from various outlets, a few of which have even come from us here at HH.

Since becoming a full-time starting point guard back in 2018, the Virginia product has found himself boasting impressive per-game averages of 18.9 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds on 45 percent shooting from the floor and 35 percent shooting from deep.

Despite his solid individual production over the past several seasons, the fact that the Pacers opted to ship out star cornerstone, Domantas Sabonis, at this year’s deadline in exchange for the young and promising guard Tyrese Haliburton, it is widely assumed that Brogdon’s days in Indiana are numbered.

With this, should he be placed on the block, Stevens may want to strongly consider pursuing the veteran (for the right price, of course), as the guard would fit in rather nicely alongside this Boston Celtics core on both ends of the floor, making their overall rotation even more menacing than they’ve proven to be during this year’s campaign in terms of length and two-way potential.

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