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Celtics Get Short-Term Cap Relief, Knicks Find a Great Backup Guard


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+2 players ($28.1m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $1.5M

+ 0  Wins

+0.35  MPG

-1.93  Off.

+2.25  Def.



+2 players ($22.5m),
Cap Impact - $1.5M

+ 0  Wins

-0.35  MPG

+1.93  Off.

-2.25  Def.

Knicks Land Malcolm Brogdon

Celtics Receive:
  • Evan Fournier

  • Isaiah Hartenstein

  • Second-Round Pick

This deal affords them some short-term cap relief. Fournier’s deal expires after this season, whereas Brogdon has two years left on his deal. Boston should be happy to take back an expiring contract. Meanwhile, Fournier is an offensively talented player – while Derrick White is similar to Brogdon, Fournier could offer a different dynamic to this team’s attack.


Boston Celtics Potential Rotation

PG Derrick White

SG Jaylen Brown

SF Jayson Tatum

PF Kristaps Porzingis

C Robert Williams III


PG Dalano Banton

SG Evan Fournier

SF Sam Hauser

PF Al Horford

C Isaiah Hartenstein

Knicks Receive:
  • Malcolm Brogdon

  • Payton Pritchard

In all likelihood, the Knicks would use Brogdon as a sixth man. After all, Brogdon is the league’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year. All told, adding Brogdon should make the Knicks a better team. He may be able to help them avoid regression.


New York Knicks Potential Rotation

PG Jalen Brunson

SG Quentin Grimes

SF RJ Barrett

PF Julius Randle

C Mitchell Robinson


PG Malcolm Brogdon

SG Immanuel Quickley

SF Donte DiVincenzo

PF Josh Hart

C Jericho Sims

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