This summer time, the Celtics planned to trade Malcolm Brogdon to the Clippers in a 3-group deal that would have brought Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. Even so, the Clippers waived issues more than Brogdon’s elbow injury. As a outcome, the Celtics reworked the trade and sent Marcus Sensible to Memphis alternatively, nonetheless acquiring Porzingis in the course of action.
According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe on the “Celtics Beat” podcast, Brogdon is nonetheless upset about becoming involved in trade talks. This could potentially lead to some conflict early in education camp. Washburn noted that communication amongst Brogdon and the group has not been fruitful, and Brogdon might choose not to undergo surgery and alternatively let the injury heal naturally as a type of protest.
Brogdon has two years and $45 million left on his contract. With Sensible gone, he might see an boost in playing time this season, despite the fact that Derrick White need to start out at point guard. Brogdon averaged 14.two points and four.9 rebounds per game for the Celtics final season.
This predicament adds an additional query mark to an currently extended list of uncertainties for the Celtics heading into education camp. They are observed as title contenders, but they have a couple of difficulties to operate out. How will Porzingis match into the group and can he remain healthful? How will the group adjust to losing an emotional leader like Sensible? Can Jayson Tatum and Jailen Brown grow to be leaders? And ultimately, can Robert Williams III remain healthful for the complete season? Now, Brogdon’s well being and attitude additional complicate matters for the Celtics.