Brad Stevens is wasting no time in improving the Celtics chances for next year. This afternoon he went out, and got a true point guard, Malcolm Brogdon formerly of the Indiana Pacers has been traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and a 2023 first-round pick, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced on Friday.
If Brogdon can stay healthy, a backcourt of him, Marcus Smart, and Derrick White will be very difficult to score on. Assuming Boston doesn’t decide to send Smart back to a bench role, Brogdon will be one of the best sixth men in the league and should still play a huge role. The Celtics gave up very little for a player with Brogdon’s talent. The Celtics are clearly doing whatever they can to bring home another banner next season.
Brogdon averaged 19.1 points 5.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists last season with the Pacers.
Malcolm Brogdon to Boston.
Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith a 2023 first-round pick, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan to Indiana.
Win-now mode for Brad Stevens.
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) July 1, 2022
Last three players to record a 50/40/90% season (min. 25 MPG):
— Kyrie Irving
— Malcolm Brogdon
— Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/fcK6xIGMlV
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 1, 2022
Boston got Malcolm Brogdon for a bag of chips pic.twitter.com/X6fB0UCdkb
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 1, 2022