‣ The Boston Celtics traded Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams III to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jrue Holiday and two future first-round picks.
‣ Despite trade rumors, Brogdon expressed his desire to stay in Portland and debunked the misleading information surrounding his potential trade.
‣ Brogdon had an impressive season with the Celtics, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 67 games off the bench. He also achieved career-best shooting percentages.
“They want me here, I want to be here. There’s a lot of misleading information out there about they need to trade me or I want to go… I’m embracing being here.” — Malcolm Brogdon
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold)
The Boston Celtics made a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, sending Malcolm Brogdon and Robert Williams III to Portland in exchange for Jrue Holiday. Along with the players, Portland also received two future first-round picks from the Golden State Warriors. However, there were rumors circulating that Brogdon might be on the move again after joining the Trail Blazers.
Despite the trade speculation, Brogdon expressed his desire to stay with Portland. He emphasized that there was misleading information about him wanting to be traded, stating, “They want me here, I want to be here… I’m embracing being here.” This statement reaffirms his commitment to the team and puts an end to the trade rumors for now.
If Brogdon remains with the Trail Blazers, he will wear the No. 92 jersey, which holds special significance for him as it represents his birth year. He will join a roster that includes other talented guards like Anfernee Simons, Scoot Henderson, and Shaedon Sharpe. This combination of guards could bring depth and versatility to Portland’s backcourt.
Looking back at Brogdon’s performance with the Celtics, he had an impressive season as the Sixth Man of the Year. In 67 games, he averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in around 26 minutes per game. He also had career-best shooting percentages, including 48.4% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc.
Brogdon’s impact was felt right from his Celtics debut, where he scored 16 points off the bench. This performance contributed to Boston’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. He became only the second player in NBA history to win both the Sixth Man of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, joining Mike Miller in this achievement.
In addition, Brogdon’s outstanding play led to him being one of the top bench players in the league. He finished second in points, rebounds, and assists off the bench during the regular season, just behind Malik Monk of the Sacramento Kings.
Overall, Brogdon’s presence on the Trail Blazers roster brings a valuable scoring and playmaking option off the bench. His commitment and dedication to Portland indicate that he is ready to contribute and help the team compete for success in the upcoming season.