NBA Rumors: 3 Possible Landing Spots for Malcolm Brogdon

The Damian Lillard trade has had ramifications all over the NBA for plenty of players. The latest is Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. The Boston Celtics saw an opportunity to nab 5-time All-Defensive Team guard Jrue Holiday from Portland, and were happy to send the oft-inured Brogdon out West as part of the deal.

But it's most likely that the Trail Blazers will be turning around and flipping the soon-to-be 31-year-old Brogdon, as he doesn't fit their youth movement. 

Where will the 7-year veteran wind up? Here are three likely possibilities:

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers have been tied to Brogdon since the beginning of the summer, when they nearly consummated a trade for the Celtics' third guard, but then backed-out due to uncertainty about the forearm/elbow injury Brogdon had suffered in the playoffs. 

It now appears he'll be ready for the season, and the Clips had been re-engaged with the Celtics on him recently. Now, they'll turn their attention to Portland to fill that backcourt spot they're in need of. Brogdon averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists last season to win Sixth Man.

Toronto Raptors

The Raps have had an eye on Brogdon for a few years now, having tried to sign him in the past. Whether now, at the age of 31, with so many injuries under his belt, and making $22.5M over the next two years, is the time to go get him is very much in question. But there's no doubt the Raptors can use another veteran guard to anchor the backcourt after the departure of Fred VanVleet. 

And Brogdon's 44.4% shooting from long distance last season (almost 39% career) would be a welcome addition to the 3-point challenged Toronto lineup as well. His 67 games played last year, though, represented a seven-year high. 

Miami Heat

Ater losing out on Lillard, and then Jrue Holiday, the Heat could turn their attention to Brogdon to fill their backcourt need, which would give them a second Sixth Man of the Year in their lineup—if Tyler Herro isn't moved in the process. 

Pat Riley needs to salvage something out of this offseason and Brogdon could be it.

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