Where do the Celtics rate among contenders after the Brogdon trade?

While the rest of the NBA is currently on hold while the Brooklyn Nets try to find new homes for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics pulled off something of a minor coup when they protected Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon for a protected First place finishers landed. Round selection and five non-rotational players.

Now, the team that represented the league’s Eastern Conference in the 2022 NBA Finals is even stronger with the addition, while other teams in the East have stood still or even worsened. Only the Milwaukee Bucks are likely to be better than they were at the end of last season thanks to Khris Middleton’s improved health.

Given that the situation in the West isn’t clearer, does that make the Celtics clear title favorites after the Brogdon trade?

The hosts of CLNS Media’s “A-List” podcast have taken stock of the league’s likely competitors in their latest episode – check out the clip embedded above to see what they thought about the league hierarchy heading into the 2022-23 season thinking.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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