Celtics Acquire Malcolm Brogdon From Pacers

The Celtics are acquiring veteran guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Malcolm Brogdon

Brogdon has long been rumored to be on the move, and the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics were on the lookout for a floor general. So on paper, it’s the perfect match.

In exchange for Brogdon, Boston is sending center Daniel Theis, guard/forward Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick back to Indiana, per Wojnarowski.

Brogdon, 29, is 6-foot-5 and widely considered one of the NBA’s most underrated point guards, a true pro and player who leads by example. That said, he has had trouble staying healthy. Last season, he appeared in just 36 games, averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists.

Theis, 30, is 6-8 and appeared in 47 games last season, averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds.

Nesmith, 22, is 6-5 and has spent each of his first two NBA seasons with the Celtics, playing a small role on an otherwise fairly veteran team. His perceived upside and the pick are likely the keys to the deal for the Pacers.

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