The Boston Celtics just finished a 2021/22 NBA season, where they reached the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years. Although they couldn't beat the Golden State Warriors in the big series, the C's proved that they can compete for a championship, and things can only get better for them from now on.
After making good moves at the trade deadline, landing Derrick White from the San Antonio Spurs, the Celtics aren't done yet. They have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Kevin Durant, but first, they are getting one solid point guard for the future.
Malcolm Brogdon is one of the most underrated point guards in the league, linked with many teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. However, none of these teams actually made a move for him, and the Celtics are taking advantage of that, bringing in the Indiana Pacers veteran to improve their level.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Celtics are acquiring Brogdon and sending a host of players to Indiana to complete this deal.
The Indiana Pacers are trading guard Malcolm Brogdon to the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
The Celtics are sending Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Celtics are also including Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan in the trade, sources tell ESPN.
After the criticism that followed Marcus Smart last season, it made sense for the Greens to go out and try to find a playmaker, and Brogdon has been the selected candidate to take that spot.
The Celtics wanted to land a true playmaking point guard and now acquire Malcolm Brogdon without costing themselves a core player. The Pacers land another first-round pick in the deal.
After a pretty good campaign for the Celtics, they know that the only way is up now. Brogdon is a solid addition to the C's and the Celtics Nation should be happy that they're landing a player that can definitely help them win the championship next year.