Clippers Back Out of Three-Team Trade as Result of Malcom Brogdon Injury Concerns

The Clippers pulled out of a reported three-team trade that would have sent Wizards forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Celtics and Boston guard Malcolm Brogdon to LA due to concerns about Brogdon’s recent injury history, per Marc Stein of The Stein Line.

While the Clippers are no longer involved, the Celtics and Wizards continue to discuss a deal centered on Porzingis, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Wizards in particular would like to move Porzingis, and by all accounts, the Celtics still want him.

Per multiple reports, the Wizards were in the process of sending Porzingis to the Celtics, with Celtics sending Brogdon to the Clippers. In exchange, the Wizards were set to receive forward Marcus Morris, guard/forward Amir Coffey and the No. 30 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from the Clippers. 

But with the draft less than 24 hours away and free agency around the corner, it appears there will be no deal. At least, not as it was originally framed.

Brogdon, 30, did appear in 67 games last season, so it’s not known what specifically was the reason behind the Clippers’ fears. He did appear in just 36 games the season before this past one.

More to come …

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