Recently traded Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon may not be willing to sign off on another deal this offseason, says NESN’s Gio Rivera — who sees the Portland Trail Blazers having plenty to offer the guard to keep happy in the Rose City.
“There’s no guarantee that Brogdon even wants to leave Portland in the first place,” Rivera said of the Los Angeles Clippers potentially viewing Brogdon as a Plan B if they can’t land James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers. “Besides, the Trail Blazers could offer a starting spot plus a very valued veteran voice while the Clippers have a faulty core, but on the flip side, do offer championship potential.”
Brogdon, along with Robert Williams III and several future first-round picks, helped the Celtics land Jrue Holiday; a game-changing transaction according to sportsbooks that shifted the C’s title odds significantly in a positive direction. He was a valuable role player for the Celtics as the league’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 2022-23 season, but once his name was involved with the original Kristaps Porzingis proposal, his unhappiness with the team made the relationship untenable. Hence the trade.
Malcolm Brogdon not looking to be on the move again after Boston Celtics deal
Brogdon isn’t particularly inclined to seek a new home, even if it moves him closer to title contention than being with the rebuilding Trail Blazers at the moment. The Atlanta native told reporters at Portland’s training camp.
“I want to be here,” Brogdon told reporters during training camp, per team-provided video. “There’s a lot of misleading information out there about ‘they need to trade me or I want to go to (a contender).’ Right now I’m trying to make the most of my opportunity. That’s really what it is, and right now it’s assuming a leadership role with these young guys and I’m embracing that.”
Expect Brogdon’s name to be in trade rumors. Just don’t expect anything to come of it.