I don’t think anybody could have predicted the year Malcolm Brogdon had. When drafted, Brogdon brought with him an impressive college resume; winning honors like First Team All-American, ACC Defensive Player of the year (twice) and ACC player of the year. Being a four year college player really gave Brogdon a perception that his ceiling wouldn’t be that high but his floor might be sufficient enough as Mitchell said in last year’s rendition:
“With no NBA resume and an unexciting playing style, Brogdon would appear to have one of the lowest ceilings of the remaining Bucks. As a second-round pick, though, it's challenging to find an impact player who consistently tries to make the correct play or convert the easy pass, while still holding his own defensively. After four years playing at Virginia, fans of Brogdon are enamored with his physical frame (6'5.5" in shoes, 6'10.5" wingspan, 223 lbs) and theoretical ability to play either guard position. Perhaps not destined for stardom, Brogdon instead seems like he could develop into a vital supporting player.”
Brogdon was ranked 11th last year, voted below players like Henson, Plumlee, Delly and Teletovic......whoops. How did he respond? Just by winning the starting PG role, shooting over 40% from three, being the only rookie to achieve a triple-double, unanimous All-Rookie First team, the first second round pick to win Rookie of the Year and oh yeah, this:
Combined with his contract being VERY cheap, Brogdon is one of the most valuable trade assets on this roster. His ability to shoot and defend both guard positions has made him a vital role player on this team. He isn’t going to be a standout player, but he will rarely disappoint when on the court and that’s what you need from your role players.
It is fair to believe that he might have already peaked. It’s tough to see him getting better as his career goes on and the back injury flare ups could be a concern going forward. However, the Bucks struck gold with this pick and now its more of the Prez maintaining his performance for the next couple seasons.
Brew Hoop 2017-18 Roster Ranking
4. Malcolm Brogdon
5. Thon Maker
6. Greg Monroe
7. Tony Snell
8. D.J. Wilson
9. Matthew Dellavedova
10. Sterling Brown
11. Mirza Teletovic
12. John Henson
13. Rashad Vaughn
14. Spencer Hawes
15. Gary Payton II
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