Malcolm Brogdon of Trail Blazers to Miss Minimum of 2 Weeks Due to Elbow Injury

Portland Trail Blazers combo guard Malcolm Brogdon will be out at least two weeks after receiving treatment for right elbow tendinitis. Through 39 games this season, he has averaged 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 28.7 minutes per game.

‣ Brogdon expressed feeling more appreciated with the Portland Trail Blazers compared to his time with the Boston Celtics, highlighting the value and embrace he has received from the team and enjoying being coached by Chauncey Billups.

‣ Trail Blazers’ coach Chauncey Billups praised Brogdon as a leader and a voice on the team, emphasizing his positive influence and the difficulty of his role coming off the bench as a point guard.

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Oh boy, the Portland Trail Blazers are in a bit of a pickle, huh? Malcolm Brogdon, their combo guard, is on the bench for a bit. Two weeks, at least. That’s what the team spilled on Sunday. The guy’s dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow. Ouch.

Last time he hit the court? February 2, in Denver. Seems like ages ago, doesn’t it?

In the 39 games he’s played this season, starting 25 of them, Brogdon’s been tossing up an average of 15.7 points. Not to mention, he’s been snagging 3.8 rebounds, dishing out 5.5 assists, and clocking in 28.7 minutes each game. His shooting? Pretty solid – 44% from the floor and an impressive 41.2% from beyond the arc. Oh, and let’s not forget his 81.9% at the foul line.

Last season, the guy was a sensation with the Boston Celtics. Even snagged the NBA Sixth Man of the Year title. Averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists over 67 games. Not too shabby, right?

And then, the Trail Blazers tweeted out the news. Brogdon’s got to sit out due to that pesky elbow tendinitis. They’re giving him two weeks before they take another look.

Remember when the Celtics decided to trade Brogdon and Robert Williams III to Portland? That was for Jrue Holiday from the Bucks. Portland also got their hands on a 2024 first-round pick from Golden State and a 2029 first-rounder. Quite the deal, huh?

Brogdon, during a chat with The Athletic in January, didn’t hold back. Said he feels more at home in Portland. Boston? Not so much. Felt undervalued there, despite winning Sixth Man of the Year. But in Portland, he’s feeling the love. Even enjoys being coached by Chauncey Billups.

Speaking of Billups, he’s all praises for Brogdon. Told HoopsHype he’s like the team’s voice. A leader. Even though he’s not always the one with the ball, his presence is undeniable. Billups loves the guy. Says he’s an extension of him, both on the court and in the locker room.

There was quite the buzz around Brogdon, per Aaron J. Fentress. Teams were eyeing him, but Portland wasn’t tempted by any offers. They’re keeping their veteran guard.

And then there’s that game on January 19. Portland versus the Indiana Pacers. Brogdon was on fire – a season-high 30 points, plus seven rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block. All in 38 minutes. Talk about making a statement.

But it’s not all sunshine for the Trail Blazers. They’re missing Shaedon Sharpe and Anfernee Simons too. Sharpe’s out with a core muscle injury, and Simons is nursing an ankle injury. And, to top it off, they’re currently riding a four-game losing streak. Tough times, indeed.

James Shotwell
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