The Boston Celtics have acquired guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
In exchange, the Pacers will receive a huge package that includes Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and a 2023 first-round pick.
The Celtics have been craving for a legitimate point guard for the past few years, and this addition of Brogdon looks like a huge relief for the East champs. He is likely to be partnered with reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart to create a smothering backcourt defensive presence for Boston.
But his availability remains a big question mark if this deal will be considered a success. The 29-year-old cager has been bothered by several injuries throughout his career, limiting himself to attain his full potential.
Brogdon only played 36 games for Indiana last season, averaging 19.1 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.1 boards.
With his departure, the Pacers will now ultimately flash the green light on Tyrese Haliburton to run the show in Indianapolis.