This summer season, the Celtics had plans to trade Malcolm Brogdon to the Clippers in a 3-group deal that would have brought Kristaps Porzingis to Boston. On the other hand, the Clippers backed out due to issues about Brogdon’s elbow injury. As a outcome, the Celtics reworked the trade and sent Marcus Wise to Memphis as an alternative, nevertheless acquiring Porzingis in the course of action.
According to the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn on the “Celtics Beat” podcast, Brogdon is nevertheless upset about becoming involved in trade talks. This could potentially lead to some conflict at the start off of instruction camp. Washburn talked about that the communication involving Brogdon and the group has not been fruitful, and Brogdon could possibly make a decision not to undergo surgery and as an alternative let his injury heal naturally as a kind of protest.
Brogdon has two years and $45 million remaining on his contract. With Wise gone, he could see an improve in playing time this season, despite the fact that Derrick White is set to start off at the point guard position. Final season, Brogdon averaged 14.two points and four.9 rebounds per game for the Celtics.
This scenario adds an additional query mark to the Celtics’ currently lengthy list of uncertainties heading into instruction camp. They are noticed as hopeful title contenders but ought to address a number of issues. How will Porzingis match into the group and can he keep healthful? How will the group adapt to the loss of an emotional leader like Wise? Can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown step up as leaders? And lastly, can Robert Williams III keep healthful all through the season? Now, Brogdon’s wellness and attitude additional complicate matters for the Celtics.