In the most surprising news of this already busy day thus far, Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a 4-year, $85M deal with the Indiana Pacers. The Bucks did recoup some assets though, completing a sign and trade that will bring back a first and two second round picks.
Malcolm Brodgon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana, per sources.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Indiana is trading a first-round and two future second round picks to the Milwaukee for Malcolm Brogdon, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Brogdon, a restricted free agent this summer, was garnering significant interest from a number of other teams and clearly the Pacers won out. Brogdon, 26, had one of the most efficient performances in the league last season, and the Bucks don’t have a clear replacement on the roster who offers precisely the skill set of the former second round pick. He’s also suffered several injuries to his feet already in his young career, which may have made Milwaukee nervous about committing that dollar amount to him. Either way, the Bucks will have a tough time replacing him, but if they weren’t going to match an offer like Indy’s, at least Horst was still able to extract some value out of it.
What are your thoughts now that we know the Bucks aren’t going to do a re-run of last year’s team? George Hill is the only guy left we’re waiting to hear about, so stay tuned to Brew Hoop for more during the NBA’s silly season.