Boston has discussed internally the possibility of going after Malcolm Brogdon
The 2018-19 NBA season has come to a close, leaving teams around the NBA landscape with offseason decisions. One such team is the Boston Celtics, who have reportedly had internal discussions about the possibility of acquiring free agent guard Malcom Brogdon.
But clearing Aron Baynes’s salary pushed Boston’s cap room to $25.8 million, a number that jumps to $34 million if the Celtics renounce the rights to Terry Rozier. At the moment, it’s unclear who Boston could be targeting. Multiple reports peg Kemba Walker as a Boston target, though Walker made more sense with Horford in the fold. Malcolm Brogdon, a restricted free agent, has been discussed internally. There has been widespread speculation about Bradley Beal, but Beal is a favorite of Wizards owner Ted Leonsis and there is a feeling among some in Boston that it would take Jayson Tatum to pry Beal loose. For what it’s worth, Beal says he has been told by Leonsis that he would not be moved.
In May, Brogdon was asked about his impending free agency. The former University of Virginia standout seemed a bit uncertain at that time, saying: “I don’t know. We’ll see.” Brogdon also noted that he is going to spend this offseason honing his craft and shedding some weight.
Asked about how he hopes his free agency will play out this summer, Malcolm Brogdon said, “I don’t know. We’ll see.” He continued, saying that his focus is to get better this summer and shed some weight.
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The Bucks are in a bit of a bind when it comes to Brogdon, as Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez will be among the team’s top priorities. Other teams will be able to offer Brogdon a contract sheet, but Milwaukee will have the opportunity to match.
Brogdon played in 64 games with the Bucks last season (all starts), racking up averages of 15.6 points on 50.5 percent shooting from the field (42.6 percent from beyond the arc), 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 28.6 minutes per outing.
Whether or not the Celtics will make a move for Brogdon remains to be seen, but it sounds like there is a certain level of interest in the idea.