The Boston Celtics are reportedly looking to rebalance their roster (and perhaps save some cap space) by dealing away one of their four backcourt players in Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Malcolm Brogdon, and Payton Pritchard, but new reporting from Substack’s Marc Stein suggests the Celtics would prefer the guard to be on the move to be Brogdon.
“Word is the most likely of the group to be dealt, entering the weekend, was Malcolm Brogdon rather than Marcus Smart, Derrick White or Payton Pritchard,” wrote Stein, mirroring much popular speculation that the former Sixth Man of the Year would be the most helpful balance of attractive to other ball clubs while carrying the largest salary of the foursome.
Brogdon’s spotty health and two remaining seasons may diminish his value some in light of the new cap regime instituted by the league’s new collective bargaining agreement.
But with several teams in search of guard and wing depth, it seems probable the 6-foot-5 Virginia alum will be on another team if any of the four guards are dealt.
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Source: Yahoo Sports