Report: Malcolm Brogdon Wants To Sign Extension With Blazers

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According to NBA insider Marc Stein, Malcolm Brogdon doesn’t want the Portland Trail Blazers to trade him.

Stein is reporting that Brogdon wants to sign an extension with the Blazers.

“There have been some recent rumblings that Brogdon, with one season left on his current contract after this one at $22.5 million, has been hopeful that the Blazers would entertain contract extension talks,” Stein wrote. “Portland’s willingness to go that far is rather hard to picture given the understandable focus on its array of young guards — most notably Anfernee Simons and rookie Scoot Henderson — but the prospect of a longer stay than anticipated in the Pacific Northwest for the 31-year-old has gained credence.”

Brogdon is making $22.5 million this season. He’ll make the same amount again in 2024-25 and enter unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025 unless he signs an extension with the Blazers.

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During an interview with Jason Quick of The Athletic, Brogdon not only said that he wanted to stay with the Blazers, but the veteran also said he wasn’t “valued” with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics traded Brogdon to the Blazers in the Jrue Holiday deal last summer.

Brogdon spent one season in Boston. He averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks and won the Sixth Man of the Year Award.

“I’m happy here. I’m valued here. Valued in this leadership/lead-guard role,’’ Brogdon said. “And I can’t complain with that. I’m happy in Portland. … When I was first traded, I viewed it as an opportunity. I really did. You can ask people around me how my energy was in training camp. I was excited to be here. I was excited to be with a championship coach. And I was excited to go from a place where I wasn’t as valued, and go to place where I am very valued.’’

Brogdon is averaging 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks this season while shooting 44.0% from the field, 41.2% from 3 and 81.9% from the foul line. The 31-year-old feels valued with the Blazers.

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

“I was there for a year, won Sixth Man of the Year, and they shipped me out,” Brogdon told Quick. “So like … I didn’t feel very valued there. Here, I feel valued. Portland has embraced me. And I’ve enjoyed being coached by Chauncey (Billups).”

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