Report: Trail Blazers obtain Deni Avdija from Wizards for Malcolm Brogdon, picks

League: NBA

Posted on: 27 Jun, 2024 at 12:18 AM

Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers are acquiring forward Deni Avdija from the Washington Wizards for veteran guard Malcolm Brogdon, the No. 14 overall pick in Wednesday's draft, a first-round draft choice in 2029 and future second-round pick, ESPN reported.

Avdija, 23, is coming off the best of his four NBA seasons. He averaged career highs of 14.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists and also shot a career-best 50.6 percent from the field while playing 75 games (all starts).

Avdija, who is from Israel, has career averages of 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 287 games (155 starts).

Brogdon played just one season with Portland and averaged 15.7 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 39 games (25 starts). He shot 41.2 percent from 3-point range and missed time due to multiple injuries.

Brogdon, 31, has played eight NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks (2016-19), Indiana Pacers (2019-22), Boston Celtics (2022-23) and Trail Blazers. He was Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 for Milwaukee and Sixth Man of the Year for the Celtics in his lone season in Boston.

Portland still owns the No. 7 overall pick of the draft. Washington now has three first-round picks -- Nos. 2, 14 and 26.

--Field Level Media