Clippers' attempt to acquire Malcolm Brogdon from the Celtics in a three-team deal falls down.

The trade would have sent veteran Marcus Morris Sr., Amir Coffey, and the No. 30 choice in Thursday's NBA draught

The trade would have sent veteran Marcus Morris Sr., Amir Coffey, and the No. 30 choice in Thursday's NBA draught (the final pick in the first round) to Washington, while sending Wizards big man Kristaps Porzingis to Boston.

The three-team agreement that would have sent Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon, the NBA Sixth Man of the Year this season, to the Clippers fell through late Wednesday.

According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the deal fell through due to a ruptured tendon in Brogdon's right arm sustained during the Eastern Conference playoffs. In Game 1 of the series against the Miami Heat, he was injured.


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The Clippers were poised to trade Marcus Morris Sr., Amir Coffey, and the No. 30 selection (the penultimate choice in the first round) to the Washington Wizards in Thursday's NBA auction. The Wizards were anticipated to deal Kristaps Porzingis to the Celtics, which might still happen.

The Wizards and Celtics faced a midnight deadline to finalise the transaction or risk Porzingis opting out of his contract and becoming an unrestricted free agent. He still has the option to opt out of his $36 million deal and become a free agent.

The failed transaction is a setback for the Clippers, who could have utilised a reliable role player.

Brogdon was dealt by the Indiana Pacers to the Boston Celtics in 2022, where he accepted a job off the bench. He scored 16 points in his debut game in Boston, a 126-117 victory over the Philadelphia Sixers. He was named Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 44.4% from beyond the arc.

Brogdon was drafted out of Virginia by the Milwaukee Bucks and was named Rookie of the Year in 2017, averaging 27 minutes per game.

Morris Sr., 30, was dissatisfied with his new role after falling out of the starting lineup at midseason. The forward's minutes were cut from 29.9 in the first half of the season to 25.5 in the second half, and he only played 22.7 minutes in three postseason games. This season, Morris averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Next season, he is scheduled to earn $17.1 million.

Coffey has spent the last four seasons with the Clippers after going undrafted in 2019. However, the 6-foot-7 wing was never anticipated to make the starting lineup.



He has two years left on a three-year contract he signed with the Clippers in 2022, and he was due to make $3.6 million next season.

The Athletic reports that all three clubs are still hammering out the mechanics of Porzingis' $36 million player option for next season. Boston is also anticipated to contribute more money, with Danilo Gallinari's expiring $6.8 million narrowing the wage difference.

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