3 Malcolm Brogdon trades that make sense for the Trail Blazers

The veteran guard is the most likely Portland player to be moved at this year's trade deadline. What kind of return might the Blazers expect?

Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers
Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers / Sarah Stier/GettyImages
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3-team deal sends Brogdon to Lakers, picks to Portland

3 team deal Brogdon to Lakers 1/16/24

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the running for Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray, but in this scenario, they get a cheaper option who can still help a struggling backcourt. GM LeBron James also rids his team of Russell, who lands in a better spot in San Antonio where he can have more freedom to play with the ball in his hands and theoretically facilitate for Victor Wembanyama.

While they don't net a first-rounder, the Blazers get a quartet of second-round picks and a 20-year-old point guard prospect in Hood-Schifino. The 6-foot-5 Indiana product was the 17th pick in the 2023 draft. He projects as a bigger backcourt option with point-guard skills and some defensive versatility.

Two of the second-rounders come from LA and the other two from San Antonio. McDermott is on a $13.8 million expiring contract.