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Malcolm Brogdon Could Net Protected First-Round Draft Pick

Michael Scotto of HoopsHype says the market may be set for the point guard.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been the subject of many trade ideas since he arrived in Portland. With the Blazers looking towards rebuilding, trading the 30-year-old Brogdon makes sense for a team embracing the youth movement.

Brogdon has played well this season, making him a likely candidate for a contender to target. In a rundown of players that could be moved on each team, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported that three league executives talked to HoopsHype and said that they believe that Portland could acquire a protected first-round pick in exchange for Brogdon.

Three executives who spoke with HoopsHype believe Portland will be able to acquire a protected first-round pick in this year’s draft should the Trail Blazers decide to trade Brogdon and open up more playing time for No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson.

Brogdon has averaged 18.3 points and 6.3 assists in 28.4 minutes per game so far this season. He is playing on a two-year deal that nets him $22.5 million per season.

In his article, Scotto also mentioned that Jerami Grant could potentially move this season.

Among other prominent candidates mentioned were Toronto Raptors forwards Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl Anthony-Towns.