Malcolm Brogdon sends strong message about brief Boston Celtics tenure

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Malcolm Brogdon's tenure with the Boston Celtics turned sour at the end of it. Brogdon was part of a three-team deal between the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards that would have sent Brogdon to the Clippers and landed the Cs Kristaps Porzingis.

The trade fell apart late in the hours because the Clippers were worried about Brogdon forearm injury that may require surgery.

Brogdon, who won the 2022-23 Sixth Man of The Year Award was disgruntled over C's trying to trade him. Eventually, before the season Brogdon was traded to the Trail Blazers alongside Robert Williams III. 

Months later Malcolm Brogdon did an interview with Jason Quick of The Athletic and revealed that he's happy with his current team. Brogdon also said he feels more valued by the Blazers compared to his former one-year home.

" “When I was first traded, I viewed it as an opportunity. I really did. You can ask people around me how my energy was in training camp. I was excited to be here. I was excited to be with a championship coach. And I was excited to go from a place where I wasn’t as valued, and go to place where I am very valued.’’"

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Brogdon also explained how he felt with the C's traded him away -- and how his new situation is currently making him feel.

"At times. At times. I was there for a year, won Sixth Man of the Year, and they shipped me out. So like … I didn’t feel very valued there. Here, I feel valued. Portland has embraced me. And I’ve enjoyed being coached by Chauncey (Billups).’’"

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Malcolm Brogdon has every right to feel spurned by Boston Celtics

Brogdon's feeling against the Celtics is warranted. It doesn't feel good to be shipped away after one season, but at the same time, the trade had to be done. After losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals the team had to make some major changes.

The Celtics traded away fan favorites Marcus Smart and Robert Williams, in addition to Brogdon, and in return, they got Prozingis and Jrue Holiday. Evidently, Brogdon isn't the only former Celtic who wishes things went differently.

But then again. the fans probably don't. So maybe Brad Stevens and Co. were on to something this past offseason.