Boston had to give up a 2023 first-round pick, as well as Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and Nik Stauskas, in exchange for Brogdon. However, Stevens certainly sees it as a worthy trade in their attempt to get over the hump and win the championship.
For Stevens, adding a player like Brogdon brings them a step closer to winning a title after already reaching the NBA Finals in 2021-22, albeit falling short.
“We are very excited about what Malcolm brings both on and off the court. His resume speaks for itself. He is the kind of playmaker, shooter, and impact defender that we need in our continued pursuit of Banner 18,” Stevens said of Brogdon, per NBA insider Keith Smith.
True enough, the Celtics have elevated themselves with the addition of Malcolm Brogdon. They retained their core and didn't have to give up a ton of production to get him, which is already a win itself.
With Brogdon coming off the Boston bench, the Celtics get a steady guard who can score and create for his teammates. Remember, the Beantown team had a hard time taking care of the ball, with Jayson Tatum turning into a turnover machine since there was no one else besides him and Jaylen Brown to make plays or open up the floor. Certainly, Brad Stevens hopes to fix that problem with Brogdon.
It remains to be seen if the Brogdon acquisition will work, but the Celtics fansbase can only get excited with the improvements the team made.