The beginning of the 2023-24 NBA season was a slow start for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors started the season with a 2-3 record. One of the reasons for their slow start is because of their offense. Trading for Malcolm Brogdon can help the offense. And that’s why Toronto should pursue Brogdon before the trade deadline.
Brogdon averaged 19.3 points per game. He’s shooting 41.7 per cent in three-point field goals. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.3 per cent in three-point field goals. This isn’t a surprise for Raptors fans because they were also struggling shooting threes last season. The Raptors’ three-point shooting percentage was 33.5 per cent.
Adding Brogdon will help increase Toronto’s three-point field goal percentage and improve their offense. He can also be a leader on the court. The Toronto Raptors need someone on the court to be the floor general especially when Dennis Schroder and Scottie Barnes are sitting on the bench. Brogdon can be that floor general.
How can the Toronto Raptors get Malcolm Brogdon?
The trade that would be beneficial for both sides is Brogdon to Toronto for Malachi Flynn, Thaddeus Young, and Otto Porter Jr. and a 2027 unprotected first-round pick. For the Portland Trail Blazers side, they get a young point guard who fits in their rebuilding timeline. Portland also gets a first-round draft pick in 2027.
The reason the pick is from 2027 and not from an earlier year is due to the protections from the 2024 first-round pick that the Toronto Raptors sent to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the Jakob Poeltl trade.
Besides the Milwaukee Bucks game, the first five games of the season for the Toronto Raptors show that they need to improve their offense. Getting Malcolm Brogdon will help improve the offense since he’s a great shooter. That’s why the Raptors should pursue Brogdon before the NBA trade deadline.