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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 21: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics is congratulated by Malcolm Brogdon #13 after he scored a basket against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on March 21, 2023 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A busy offseason for Brad Stevens and the Celtics is just about done.

The basketball world is still waiting to see what happens with Jaylen Brown and his pending supermax extension with the Celtics, of course, but the rest of the Boston roster for 2023-24 appears set and simply awaiting the opening of training camp. And that includes the at-one-point-almost-traded Malcolm Brogdon, too, according to the latest update shared by Heavy.com’s Steve Bulpett.

Despite facing a seemingly uncertain future with the Celtics given both his injury and those early-offseason trade rumors, multiple sources have told Bulpett that the Celtics have informed potential suitors that Brogdon is by all means unavailable.

“They said [Brogdon]’s a valued member of their team, and that’s where it ended,” a source told Bulpett. “I don’t know if that changes down the line, but we didn’t get anywhere. And I’m pretty sure we aren’t the only team that got that response.”

  • For the Celtics, this is quite the pivot from the original trade for Kristaps Porzingis, which would have seen the Celtics send Brogdon to the Clippers. But that trade ultimately fell apart when the Clippers didn’t appear to be all that comfortable with Brogdon’s medicals, which were headlined by the forearm injury that limited Brogdon’s postseason.

    Not wanting to lose Porzingis, the Celtics and Wizards found a new third team with the inclusion of the Memphis Grizzlies, but the Grizzlies ultimately opted for Marcus Smart over Brogdon.

  • MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 23: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Boston Celtics controls the ball ahead of Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat during the first quarter in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at Kaseya Center on May 23, 2023 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    MIAMI, FLORIDA — Malcolm Brogdon of the Boston Celtics controls the ball ahead of Duncan Robinson of the Miami Heat during Game 4 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals. (Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    The reigning Sixth Man of the Year, the 30-year-old Brogdon is coming of a 2022-23 campaign that saw him average 14.9 points and 3.7 assists per game, and shoot a career-high 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.

    And Brogdon, who had started 210 straight games between the Bucks and Pacers prior to his 2022 trade to Boston, truly embraced his role as a bench presence for the Celtics, as all 67 of his appearances with the Celtics last year came with him coming off the bench as a reserve.

    Should the Celtics stick to their (reported) word and keep Brogdon, it’s unlikely that he’d be in a similar role, as the departure of Smart opens the door to Brogdon becoming the team’s go-to starting point guard.

  • Malcolm Brogdon of the Boston Celtics drives against Gabe Vincent of the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    MIAMI, FLORIDA — Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon drives against Gabe Vincent of the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals. (Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    Brogdon, who is on the hook for $22.5 million per year through the 2024-25 season, will enter this year’s camp competing for starting minutes with Derrick White, with the duo having Payton Pritchard, JD Davison, Dalano Banton, and Jay Scrubb behind them on the proverbial depth chart.

    A veteran of 400 NBA games, the 6-foot-4 Brogdon has averaged 15.4 points, 4.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game in a seven-season run between Milwaukee, Indiana, and Boston.

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