Malcolm Brogdon is “Angry” With the Celtics After a Failed Offseason Trade

Malcolm Brogdon in 2017
Malcolm Brogdon in 2017. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Csm/REX/Shutterstock (8413719c)

Boston Celtics’ inability to trade Malcolm Brogdon earlier in the offseason reportedly didn’t sit all that well with the veteran point guard. While making an appearance on the Celtics Beat podcast last week, The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn revealed that Brogdon is now “angry” with the Celtics and isn’t communicating with the team.

Brogdon was set to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers back in June as part of the trade that would land Kristaps Porzingis in Boston. However, the Clippers decided not to greenlit the deal due to concerns about Brogdon’s health. The Celtics ended up reworking the trade by sending Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies.

“Malcolm is the one I’m concerned about, because we’ve heard nothing, and he’s angry with the team,” Washburn said when discussing the Celtics. “So I don’t think communication between the two sides has been fruitful … He hasn’t talked all summer.”

After trading Smart, the Celtics have made a U-turn, rejecting several trade offers for Brogdon in the last couple of months. It remains to be seen whether this does anything to repair what seems to be a damaged relationship.

Malcolm Brogdon played 67 games with the Celtics in 2022-23, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

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