Malcolm Brogdon is expected to receive significant interest when free agency begins Sunday.
The Celtics' interest in Brogdon depends on what happens with Kemba Walker. ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that Boston is the front-runner for the All-Star point guard and will offer him a four-year, $141 million deal at the start of free agency.
The Bulls have been connected to Brogdon for some time. ESPN's Bobby Marks reported on the June 20 episode of The Jump they could give him an offer sheet worth $80 million over four years.
Brogdon has only spent one year of his career as the primary point guard, but the Suns have spent years desperately searching for anyone who can start in the backcourt with Devin Booker. Brogdon's versatility on offense and solid defensive skill set would make him a strong partner with Phoenix's 22-year-old star.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Dallas is prepared to offer Kristaps Porzingis a five-year max contract worth $158 million when the two sides meet June 30. If Porzingis agrees to that deal, the Mavs, who currently have $46.96 million in cap space, may not be able to afford Brogdon if his salary gets into the $20 million-per-year range.
The Milwaukee Bucks will have the option to match any offer sheet Brogdon agrees to, though they are also facing big roster decisions this summer. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez, among others, are unrestricted free agents, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is eligible to sign the largest contract in NBA history next summer.
Brogdon is coming off the best season of his career in 2018-19, as the 26-year-old averaged 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He also made 50.5 percent of his field-goal attempts (42.6 percent from three) in 64 games.