Malcolm Brogdon is now a Pacer after the sign-and-trade agreement with the Bucks became official today, both teams announced in press releases. Milwaukee receives a future first-round pick and two second-rounders in return.
The 2017 Rookie of the Year, Brogdon had three promising seasons with the Bucks, although injuries limited him to 48 and 64 games the past two years. He averaged a career-best 15.6 PPG this season before suffering a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot in March. He was a member of the 50-40-90 club, shooting .505 from the field, .426 from 3-point range and .928 from the foul line.
“We feel like Malcolm embodies the values that we’re about here at the Pacers, and he’s the perfect fit for our team,” president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “Having started on the team with the best record in the NBA last year, we value the leadership he’ll bring to our team, as well as his great ability to play multiple positions.”
Brogdon’s new contract with the Pacers is reportedly worth $85MM over four years, while the first-round pick they sent to the Bucks is lottery-protected in 2020.