While appearing on The Celtics Beat podcast, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe said the Boston Celtics should start training camp mostly healthy. The one player there is uncertainty around is guard Malcolm Brogdon.
“We’ll see how Malcolm (Brogdon) is. Malcolm’s the one I’m concerned about too, because we’ve heard nothing, and he’s angry with the team,” Washburn said. “I don’t think communication between the two sides has been fruitful. He might just say, ‘Listen, I’m not getting surgery. I’m just gonna let this heal, and you’ll have to wait for me.’ It could be a protest for being on the trade block.”
Brogdon suffered a tear in his right elbow during the 2023 playoffs. Surgery wasn’t deemed necessary immediately after the season. for the veteran guard. The Celtics indicated Brogdon should be ready for the start of the season.
In June, Boston had agreed to a three-team trade that would have sent Brogdon to the LA Clippers, in a deal where the Celtics would have acquired Kristaps Porzingis. The Clippers backed out due to concerns with Brogdon’s health. Boston then reworked the deal and sent Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies instead, while still acquiring Porzingis.