As Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline approaches, the Philadelphia 76ers have been linked to a few noteworthy players, with the most recent arguably being one of the most intriguing. The latest inquiry was about the availability of Portland Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon, as Kyle Neubeck of PHLY Sports first reported.
But as Philadelphia continues to target a plug-and-play impact player, it appears the asking price for Brogdon could be a bit too high.
Add another name to the Philadelphia rumor mill — the Sixers made inquiries about Portland’s Malcolm Brogdon, sources told PHLY, in the hope of adding the versatile veteran guard to their rotation. As of now, however, Brogdon appears to be staying in Portland, with the Blazers content to hold onto Brogdon unless they are bowled over with an offer.
Things can always change quickly, especially on the day of the trade deadline, but as Neubeck pointed out, the 76ers have “run into roadblocks” in the pursuit of multiple other players as well. This includes Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, whom the team is reportedly asking a “heavy premium” for.
As for Brogdon, who was acquired from the Boston Celtics in the Jrue Holiday trade, he’s averaged 15.7 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from the field and 41.2% from three-point range.