The Portland Trail Blazers will have a decision to make in the coming months regarding the future of veteran guard Malcolm Brogdon.
Brogdon, 31, is averaging 15.1 points and 5.3 assists per game for the Blazers this season.
Not much has been said about Brogdon’s situation in Rip City lately, but maybe nothing more needs to be said. The Blazers are in the infant stages of plotting their post-Damian Lillard path, and the 31-year-old Brogdon is almost certainly a mere placeholder in that blueprint.
He’s also a good trade chip to have, particularly in a market that appears short on sellers. His injury history is lengthy, but when he plays, he produces—at both ends and on or off the ball. He’s also been a part of five different playoff trips with three different teams. Win-now shoppers will have an interest, and executives think they may be willing to part with “a protected first-round pick in this year’s draft” to get him, per HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto.
Malcolm Brogdon to the Toronto Raptors for Chris Boucher, Thaddeus Young, Malachi Flynn and a 2026 first-round pick (lottery-protected)
Brogdon was acquired in the Lillard trade, so any deal for him can be seen as an attachment to the haul for Dame. That being said, the Blazers should hope that they can find a deal that costs more than what the Raptors have in this hypothetical deal.
While Boucher has upside as a young big man, the deal is mainly for the future draft pick, but even that won’t convey for two more years and it’s lottery-protected for a Toronto team that could still be picking in that part of the draft in 2026.
Brogdon has value in staying on the roster, so the Blazers need to weigh out whether that would cost more than whatever is being offered for him.