Unhappy Boston Celtics point guard and the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon, would be an “obvious fit” on the stagnant veteran Chicago Bulls according to Pippen Ain’t Easy’s Austin Carroll.
“Brogdon would be an obvious fit for the Bulls, as despite making three frontcourt signings this summer, Chicago still lacks a clear floor general to run the point,” Carroll prefaced before saying, “Brogdon is a net-positive three-point shooter and playmaker, and can even hold his own on the defensive side of things as well.”
On September 25, IHeartRadio’s Adam Kaufman went on the “Celtics Beat” podcast and relayed that Brogdon is “absolutely” on the trade block — making a move to the Windy City, or perhaps the team that originally showed interest in landing him in the broken down original Kristaps Porzingis trade proposal, the Los Angeles Clippers, possible.
“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.
Bulls are an intriguing potential trade partner for the Boston Celtics
Up and down Chicago’s roster, there are intriguing potential fits for the Boston Celtics if the two teams were to actually engage in discussions centered around Brogdon.
Nikola Vucevic could be an offensive boost to C’s frontcourt if Robert Williams III’s injury issues prove counterproductive to Boston’s Banner 18 push, while Andre Drummond could be a low-risk, high-impact throw-in if the Celtics pursued a high-priced wing or guard in a Brogdon swap.
Patrick Williams could be a contract-year gamble that adds physicality to the forward spots if Jayson Tatum is capable of manning the point guard spot on a part-time basis behind Derrick White. As for a more intense potential gamble, there’s swapping Brogdon straight up for Lonzo Ball’s remaining two years in hopes the former UCLA star could return to the court one day.
The godfather target is Zach LaVine — not DeMar DeRozan, whose game overlaps too much with Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kristaps Porzingis — but that’d require a number of draft picks Brad Stevens is uncomfortable with. Stevens hasn’t had that one future draft pick cupboard-clearing blockbuster yet, and LaVine doesn’t seem like the guy he’d buck the trend for.
Regardless, the number of Bulls that’d work on the Boston Celtics is high enough to love Carroll’s idea from the green corner.