Ex-disgruntled Boston Celtics PG will be traded in offseason or 2025 trade deadline

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Former Boston Celtics point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who was disgruntled with the Cs after their attempt to trade him for Kristaps Porzingis failed but is happy with the Portland Trail Blazers now, is expected to be dealt either this offseason or by the 2025 trade deadline according to Oregon Live's Aaron Fentress.

"The Blazers will look to trade Brogdon this offseason," Fentress prefaced before saying, "Should they fail, expect Brogdon to be off the roster by the 2025 deadline. If not, the Blazers would have failed to maximize Brogdon’s value after acquiring him in the trade that sent Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics."

Fentress explained that Brogdon would be the perfect starting point guard next to Anfernee Simons if Portland had plans to contend during the 2024-25 season, but the most likely scenario is Brogdon backing up Scoot Henderson, the No. 3 pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

Former Boston Celtics Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon wasting remaining prime years in Portland

Brogdon on the Trail Blazers is a waste of his remaining prime years. While his presence would ideally lift Henderson, the reality is that he still has plenty left in the tank to contribute to a team with win-now ambitions.

A team like the San Antonio Spurs has the exact role Brogdon belongs in: high-usage with the chance to help one-in-a-generation star Victor Wembanyama get into the postseason and leave his mark on the sport. Even the Orlando Magic could use a veteran to help push them further in the playoffs after an auspicious debut in their seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brogdon deserves a better situation than Portland has to offer, and the good news is that he's most certainly going to find it as soon as possible.