5 Malcolm Brogdon trades for Celtics after Marcus Smart move: Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz are in a weird spot as they ride the line between playoff contention and a rebuild, but if they decide to pursue the former, Malcolm Brogdon could be someone they should consider.
A Kelly Olynyk reunion in Boston could help provide the team with even more big-man depth, allowing them to run a multitude of different double-big lineups with him, Al Horford, Robert Williams, and Kristaps Porzingis.
Olynyk’s three-point shooting and underrated defense would allow him to run the power forward or center with any one of the other three big men in Boston.
Meanwhile, Kris Dunn enjoyed a career resurgence this past season when he joined the Jazz, putting up some of his best numbers ever and finally figuring out his three-point stroke.
Dunn’s defensive presence and improved shooting ability would make him a nice fit in Boston’s guard rotation next to Derrick White and Payton Pritchard.
The Jazz could simply run Collin Sexton out at the point guard position, but they might be better off bringing in a better playmaker and rolling with Sexton as the team’s sixth man.
Brogdon could have the ball in his hands a lot more in Utah and would give Will Hardy another three-point option to work with alongside the likes of Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler.
Potential starting lineups
Celtics: Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams, Kristaps Porzingis
Jazz: Malcolm Brogdon, Jordan Clarkson, Ochai Agbaji, Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler