Boston’s first failed try to commerce for Kristaps Prozingis and embrace Malcolm Brogdon within the deal has left a bitter style within the veteran guard’s mouth.
By all reviews, the C’s had a deal in place in June that might have seen Brogdon land on the Clippers, Marcus Morris head to the Wizards and The Unicorn land in Boston.
That commerce deal fell by means of as a result of LA have been involved about Brogdon’s proper arm damage and as an alternative, the Celtics pulled off a blockbuster three-team trade that noticed Marcus Smart get traded to Memphis.
Brogdon was in no way pleased with the franchise about being probably traded away, The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn says.
“We’ll see how Malcolm [Brogdon] is,” Washburn mentioned on Celtics All Access on CLNS. “Malcolm’s the one I’m concerned about too, because we’ve heard nothing, and he’s angry with the team. I don’t think communication between the two sides has been fruitful. He could just say, ‘Listen, I’m not getting surgery. I’m just gonna let this heal, and you’ll have to wait for me.’ It could be a protest for being on the trade block.”
Washburn went on to make clear that that is how Brogdon felt earlier in the summertime, so it will likely be a little bit of a wait and see recreation on how he’s feeling come coaching camp.
“There (was) an issue, Washburn defined. “He was not completely satisfied. Now, he was not completely satisfied in July. Is he the identical stage of unhappiness in September? We don’t know. He hasn’t talked all summer season.
“… But yeah, Malcolm Brogdon was not happy about the deal or being potentially dealt. He was pissed.”
The 30-year-old didn’t have a foul season in any respect coming off the bench, as he averaged 14.9 factors, 4.2 rebounds and three.7 assists on 48.4 p.c capturing from the sphere.
Injuries did forestall him from contributing strongly within the postseason, however to get traded would have been a troublesome capsule to swallow.
Brogdon received’t be the Celtics’ solely concern as new recruit Kristaps Porzingis is coping with plantar fasciitis in his proper foot and present process rehab to try to get himself proper for the beginning of the season.