Brad Stevens And The Celtics Just Got Malcolm Brogdon For Cheap And NBA Fans Are Going Off

Brad Stevens And The Celtics Just Got Malcolm Brogdon For Cheap

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  • The Boston Celtics acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers.
  • Brad Stevens makes another brilliant move for his team, who came up short in the NBA Finals.
  • Fans are going nuts after seeing how little the Celtics gave up.

Well, Brad Stevens sure is good at this front office role. The former head coach of the Boston Celtics transitioned to his new gig and has made several impressive moves.

However, Friday might be the best move Stevens has made yet. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Celtics acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers for a handful of players and a 2023 first-round pick.

Here are the trade details.

That seems like an extremely low price for a player of Brogdon’s caliber. More than that, the Celtics land a true point guard — something they have been trying to do for a while.

NBA Fans Are Going Crazy After The Celtics Stole Malcolm Brogdon

Sure, the Celtics gave up a lot of assets. But, a deeper look shows that most of these players are not worthwhile.

Here are the number of regular-season games played by the outgoing Celtics players this past season:

  • Daniel Theis: 21
  • Aaron Nesmith: 52
  • Nik Stauskas: 6
  • Malik Fitts: 8
  • Juwan Morgan: 1

So, in theory, a first-round pick and maybe Theis and Nesmith for Brogdon. NBA fans had some thoughts about this trade, as always.

As Zach Lowe points out, terrific job by Boston of sending a 2023 first — meaning, most likely, that will be a very late pick.

The Celtics got a lot better with this deal, and a group of Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Malcolm Brogdon might have them as an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference.

Hats off to Brad Stevens.