Malcolm Brogdon is a solid point guard, who averaged 19.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, and 5.9 APG over the course of the 2021-22 season. He is a capable shooter and facilitator, and there's no doubt that he can be a contributor to a top-tier team.
The Boston Celtics ended up trading for Malcolm Brogdon, and it is clear that they wanted to improve their guard slots after their Finals loss. Malcolm Brogdon recently shared his goals with the Celtics, claiming that he is simply "looking to win a championship". Jared Weiss of The Athletic relayed the news.
“I had heard that Boston was interested over the past few days, but as a player, you don’t know everything that’s going on,” Brogdon said. “You just have to sit tight, let your agent work, let your team work and then let the team that wants you, work as well. The Pacers were really good at facilitating a deal and sending me somewhere I could win. I am very much appreciative of how the Pacers have handled everything.”
Brogdon has been waiting for his chance to be a part of a competitive franchise and brings the playmaking depth Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens said he was prioritizing after his team lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors last month.
“I’m looking to win a championship, that’s actually it,” Brogdon said. “In the past, I’ve worried about stats and numbers and all that. I’m going to Boston and not worrying about that.”
Perhaps we will end up seeing Malcolm Brogdon thrive in a lesser role on the Celtics. It is unclear as of now whether he'll start or come off the bench, but he has experience playing the sixth man role from his time with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Boston Celtics were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference last year, and they have only gotten better. It is quite possible that they'll get back to the Finals, and this time, perhaps they'll end up winning the championship.