Malcolm Brogdon Reportedly Not Happy With Celtics

Guard Malcolm Brogdon isn’t happy with the Celtics, though it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact they tried to trade him this summer, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.Malcolm Brogdon

Instead, Brogdon suffered an elbow injury in the playoffs last season and doesn’t like how it’s been handled by the team’s medical staff.

“I don’t think the bad feelings are over including him in any trade discussions,” Shelburne said during an appearance on NBA Today, via RealGM. “I think a lot of this has to do with what’s going on with his elbow.”

Brogdon was expected to be traded to the Clippers in June as part of a three-team deal with the Wizards for forward Kristaps Porzingis. But the injury caused the Clippers to back out. Eventually, the Celtics landed Porzingis, but had to trade guard Marcus Smart to the Grizzlies to make it work.

Brogdon appeared in 67 regular-season games, winning the Sixth Man of the Year award. But he missed Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with what was called a partial tendon tear in his right elbow. He did return to play seven minutes in Game 7.

Over the final four games of the East finals, Brogdon went just 1-of-15 shooting.

He was acquired from the Pacers before the start of last season, then went on to average 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 67 games with Boston.

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