Despite the 30-year-old point guard winning Sixth man of the year a season ago, the Celtics were eager to move him. When they got the chance to trade Malcolm Brogdon to Portland for Jrue Holiday, they couldn’t pass it up.
Rumors had it that he could also be flipped right away, but those have proven to be false. They could still deal him by the trade deadline, but for now he’ll serve as a veteran. In Portland, he’ll come of the bench behind Scoot Henderson. Brogdon is okay with that role, according to Sean Highkin of the Rose Garden Report.
That was the mature response for Malcolm Brogdon as Portland was more than likely going to run with a backcourt of Henderson and Anfernee Simons or Shaedon Sharpe. The young core that Joe Cronin and Chauncey Billups have built this roster around are going to get as much of a run as they can handle.
Last season Brogdon averaged 14.9 points per game shooting 44.4% from 3, plus dishing out 3.7 assists a game. A team in need of a point guard will definitely come calling for Brogdon. What the offer for Brogdon would be, is yet to be determined. The Clippers could be an option if the James Harden situation doesn’t pan out. As could the Houston Rockets as they hope to strengthen their roster a bit. Though with the latter, Brogdon would either stay on the bench or slot to the SG position.
While a trade is a possibility, it appears that Brogdon is in no rush to change roles.
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