REPORT: Celtics Trade For Playmaking Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon

The Indiana Pacers have reportedly flipped Malcolm Brogdon to the Celtics for a 2023 first-round draft pick, Daniel Thesis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, and Juwan Morgan.

Brogden averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game last season.

Brogdon will provide the Celtics with a sure-handed playmaker and shooter when he arrives in Beantown. The 2017 Rookie of the Year has never averaged more than 2.4 turnovers per game and only coughs the ball up 1.8 times per game for his career. Brogdon has also dished out 5.9 dimes per game over the last two seasons and passed a career-high 7.1 assists per game during the 2019-20 season.

Brogdon is also a solid scorer that can provide some spacing as a career 37.6 percent shooter from beyond the arc.

The former Virginia product will likely come off the bench behind Marcus Smart.