Disgruntled point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who was not a fan of the Boston Celtics front office’s attempt to trade him to the Los Angeles Clippers in the original Kristaps Porzingis trade arrangement, is “absolutely on the trade block” according to IHeartRadio’s Adam Kaufman.
“I have heard some whispers that they are still trying to trade (Brogdon) (…) Malcolm Brogdon is maybe not being actively dangled by the Celtics, but I believe he is absolutely on the trade block,” Kaufman said on the “Celtics Beat” podcast.
There’s not been one of the main NBA sources of information, Shams Charania or Adrian Wojnarowski, to come out and confirm that Brogdon’s a likely goner. But there is writing on the wall…
Jayson Tatum playing minutes at the point guard position for the Boston Celtics could be a reaction to Malcolm Brogdon issues
One of the major developments of the Boston Celtics offseason, particularly during the post-free agency, dog days of summer stretch that extends from late July to the beginning of training camp, is the emergence of “Point Tatum.”
“As the two-time All-NBA First Team selection prepares for a season where Candace Parker told Inside The Celtics she believes Tatum will capture the MVP award, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne shared that while the four-time All-Star was training in Los Angeles, he spent a lot of time working on his ability to play the point,” Inside The Celtics’ Bobby Krivitsky wrote.
Tatum moving to the 1 could be a direct reaction to the C’s ongoing Brogdon questions — which have devolved to the point of some suggesting he could sit out in “protest” — and figures to be a consequence of Joe Mazzulla not trusting Payton Pritchard the same way Ime Udoka did.
Whether or not it works, it seems to be happening only because the reigning Sixth Man of the Year’s relationship with the team may be irreparable regardless of whatever healing process Mazzulla and the front office have in mind between Brogdon and the organization.