NBA trade grades: Celtics acquire Malcolm Brogdon from Pacers

In a somewhat shocking trade that fortified a strong 2023 title contender, the Celtics acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers for Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, and a 2023 first-round pick, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan. Here are our grades.

Celtics: A

The Celtics entered the offseason with few holes on a roster that was up 2–1 in the NBA Finals. But if any one critique could be levied after three straight losses that yielded a paltry 97.9 offensive rating and approximately 109 live-ball turnovers, it was their inability to manufacture clean offense without Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown being asked to lift more than they could carry .

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