Report: Lakers Have Talked About Trading For Blazers’ Malcolm Brogdon

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According to NBA insider Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Lakers have talked about trading for Portland Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon.

The Blazers are expected to move Brogdon before the February 8 trade deadline since they are in rebuild mode in the post-Damian Lillard era. Portland has the second-worst record in the Western Conference.

The Lakers defeated the Blazers last night by a final score of 134-110. Brogdon played 32 minutes and finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and nine assists while shooting 8-of-17 from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Brogdon is averaging 15.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks this season while shooting 43.7% from the floor, 41.2% from 3 and 80.4% from the foul line. He’s making $22.5 million.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers Updates

According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Blazers are “more likely” to trade Brogdon than Jerami Grant. Portland could get a first-round pick for Brogdon.

Brogdon has career averages of 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Blazers. He won the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year Award with the Bucks and the 2022-23 Sixth Man of the Year Award with the Celtics.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers Updates

The Lakers are 22-22 on the season. They are in ninth place in the Western Conference standings. LAL is expected to make a trade since the team has struggled lately.

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