Grading Celtics’ trade for Malcolm Brogdon, deal for Danilo Gallinari

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics fizzled out in the 2022 NBA Finals as their stars lost their legs after a grueling trek to the league’s biggest stage, compounded by constant turnovers, poor late decision-making and a lack of help from their development-focused bench.

To remedy that, team president Brad Stevens traded a deep rotation with Daniel Theis, a promising young winger with Aaron Nesmith, and a trio of reserves who only play in garbage times with Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan plus a top-12 protected first-round pick 2023

Given that the team would likely have attempted to move away from Theis after signing Gallinari, the addition of a 6ft 5 player at Brogdon offers point guard for a small ball forward in some lineups , Boston tons of opportunities to work with tactically.

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