The Portland Trail Blazers are still expected to stay quiet in the final hours leading up to the 2024 NBA trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET.
If they do make a move, though, the most likely player to be dealt is veteran guard Malcolm Brogdon.
Brogdon was acquired as part of the trade that sent Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics, which came on the heels of the deal that sent Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks.
As a 31-year-old joining Portland's young backcourt that features franchise cornerstones Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe and Anfernee Simons, it was expected that Brogdon would be rerouted just as Holiday was after the Lillard trade.
That wasn't the case, however, as Blazers General Manager Joe Cronin valued the 2023 NBA Sixth Man of the Year's leadership in an extremely young Portland locker room. Brogdon is expected to stay through the trade deadline and into the offseason (perhaps even longer).
Still, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning. As a big, strong guard who's a versatile defender, can knock down open threes and create for others, Brogdon is in demand and an obvious fit for a lot of playoff-bound teams.
Here's a running list of those teams.
Every rumored landing spot for Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon leading up to the 2024 NBA trade deadline
An important note: The most recent report comes from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who still believes the Trail Blazers aren't entertaining offers for Brogdon. But stranger things have happened. This page will be updated as more rumors come in.
It's also been reported Brogdon wants to stay in Portland and may even be interested in working out a contract extension to keep him there past the end of his deal in 2024-25, per Marc Stein (subscription required).
- Philadelphia 76ers (Feb. 7): Kyle Neubeck
- Houston Rockets (Feb. 2): HoopsHype
- New York Knicks (Jan. 31): Michael Scotto, HoopsHype
- Los Angeles Lakers (Jan. 26): Jake Fischer, Yahoo! Sports