Fresh off a run to the NBA Finals, the Celtics are making strikes to bolster an already-deep roster. Hours after information dropped that the workforce is including ahead Danilo Gallinari, they’ve reduce a deal for Pacers star guard Malcolm Brogdon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The Celtics obtain Brogdon for a slew of position gamers—Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan—in addition to a 2023 first-round decide.
The 29-year-old Brogdon was a second-round decide by the Bucks in 2016, after a powerful All-American profession at Virginia. The transfer instantly paid dividends, as he earned a shock nod for the league’s ’17 Rookie of the Year Award.
After a powerful 50/40/90 season with the Bucks in 2018–19, he was dealt to the Pacers in a sign-and-trade, and signed a four-year, $85 million deal. He averaged a career-high 21.2 factors per recreation in ’20–21.
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The greatest concern round Brogdon is his well being. He hasn’t reached 65 video games in a single season since his rookie 12 months in 2016–17, and has averaged simply greater than 55 video games performed per 12 months throughout his six-year profession so far.
He performed in a career-low 36 video games in 2021–22, lacking important time in the midst of the season as a result of an Achilles tendon harm.
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