After making a trip to the NBA Finals this past season, the Boston Celtics wasted no time to boost their roster to compete for the 2023 championship.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics traded for Malcolm Brogdon, in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick.
As always, NBA Twitter reacted to the news, following Woj’s report.
Brogdon to Boston is NOT a TPE trade. He makes $22.6M, so Boston is sending back some salary here.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 1, 2022
Malcolm Brogdon is a shooter, defender, ball-mover. High IQ player, high-character guy.
Tremendous trade by Brad Stevens.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 1, 2022
Brogdon is a great fit in Boston. He also has three years and $67M guaranteed left on his deal, and has played 48, 64, 54, 56, and 36 games over the last 5 seasons — two of which were COVID-shortened. Thus his chillier-than-expected trade market. https://t.co/GDlSDCKR0g
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2022
With Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the Celtics will have all sorts of depth.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 1, 2022
Brad Stevens continues to aggressively add talent to the Celtics. The Celtics now have incredible depth in the backcourt — the 6'5" Brogdon can play (and defend) multiple positions — and if Gallinari signs on will go ten-deep with high level players.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) July 1, 2022
Malcolm Brogdon is also under contract for another three seasons. This just keeps getting better.
— Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck) July 1, 2022
The Pacers just opened up $10.1 million in cap space after trading Malcolm Brogdon, which is enough for a max contract offer.
I’m now keeping my eye on Indiana to as a potential Deandre Ayton destination. Ayton fits the age timeline of their new young core.
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) July 1, 2022
The Celtics have three point guards now which is pretty cool because between White, Smart and Brogdon, they all share the ball really well and can play off each other
— Cousin DPOY (not notable) (@AndrewDoxy) July 1, 2022
The Celtics now have a defensive backcourt of Marcus Smart, Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon.
— Celtics Junkies (@Celtics_Junkies) July 1, 2022
1st move Celtics make in FA is trading for a true playmaking pt guard in Malcolm Brogdan. I know a ex football player that was saying this during the playoffs and some gr8 NBA players were saying ex football players shouldn’t talk hoops. Guess Celtics agreed with me. 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) July 1, 2022