Former Boston Celtics PG pitched as potential veteran answer in Lakers backcourt

Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers
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Former Boston Celtics point guard Malcolm Brogdon was pitched by Sir Charles in Charge's Michael Saenz as a veteran backcourt answer for the Los Angeles Lakers to make them a contending team again.

Saenz likes Brogdon as a complement to D'Angelo Russell or as a replacement for the lefty shooter whose playoff performance could've sealed his fate in Los Angeles.

"Looking at the Lakers' roster, most of the team's struggle falls on their inconsistent backcourt," Saenz prefaced before saying, "Adding a combo guard like Malcolm Brogdon wouldn't solve all of their issues but could go a long way in helping the team find some consistent veteran experience in the backcourt.

"Acquiring Brogdon wouldn't break the bank and would give the Lakers another quality option next to D'Angelo Russell (if he elects to stay around). If the Lakers are looking for a cheap option in the backcourt, Brogdon could end up being the move."

Former Boston Celtics PG Malcolm Brogdon a popular offseason trade candidate

Saenz' mock trade won't be the last time you see a Brogdon mock trade. Rip City Project's Andrew Hanlon made his own sending the PG to the San Antonio Spurs to help Victor Wembanyama, and Oregon Live's Aaron Fentress predicts that Brogdon will be traded this offseason or the 2025 trade deadline.

His value is higher now as an expiring contract than it was when the Celtics included him as part of the Jrue Holiday trade, so the Portland Trail Blazers figure to hit somewhat big on the trade market whenever they do decide to cut bait.

If the Lakers are the ones to land him, L.A.'s front office likely missed out on a preferred target like Trae Young or Donovan Mitchell. But anyone else will be getting someone who can step into a bigger role than the one had in Portland this past season and in Boston in 2022-23.