NBA offseason winners and losers: Celtics add to championship formula; Hawks, Blazers prioritize defense
We're on our third day of the NBA free agency period and a lot has gone down.
A lot of big contracts have been handed out, and a lot of smaller
ones that could pay big dividends. Significant trades have also been made.
We'll slowly be factoring in draft results as we flesh out the 2022 offseason winners and losers.
This post will continue to update. Here's what we have so far.
After finishing two wins from an NBA championship, the
Celtics went out and landed Danilo Gallinari, who cleared
waivers after being let go by San Antonio, and Malcolm Brogdon in a trade with the Pacers,
who took back Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan
and a 2023 first-round pick from Boston.
All of those parts are highly expendable for Boston, which essentially
got Brogdon for a first-round pick that will likely land in the mid-to-late 20s
Brogdon is really good. He adds to Boston's ridiculously
stacked defense and is another ball-handler and scorer to live well in a flowing, egalitarian offense