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NBA Awards 2017: Malcolm Brogdon Makes the Cut for Rookie of the Year

He could be the first Buck to win ROY since Lew Alcindor in 1969-70

NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

We already got the great news about his Greek teammate, but Malcolm Brogdon has been chosen as one of the top three finalists for the NBA 2017 Rookie of the Year award.

Brogdon was a steady presence all year for a team that needed one, and despite it being his first season he impressed coaches and teammates with his composure, savvy, and mature approach to the game. He also made a name for himself by doing dope stuff like jamming on Kyrie Irving and LeBron James in the same freaking game.

Joining Brogdon in the final trio is a pair of Philly prospects: Dario Saric (who is pretty good, I guess) and Joel Embiid (who is incredible 25% of the time, and sadly absent 75% of the time).

We happen to think that Malcolm Brogdon deserves the award. If you want a reminder of just how good he was this season, never fear! The Milwaukee Bucks social media team has you covered:

Just like with Giannis Antetokounmpo waiting for the results of the Most Improved Player vote, Malcolm will have to bide his time until the NBA Awards show on Monday, June 26th.