Central Notes: Brogdon, Porter Jr., McRae, Mokoka

When the Pacers play the Bulls on Friday night, they could be without a few notable players, including Malcolm Brogdon.

Brogdon is dealing with a left hip injury that limited him to only 11 minutes of game action on Wednesday night against the Bucks. The former Rookie of the Year award winner got an MRI and did not practice on Thursday, according to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star.

In 48 games this season, Brogdon is averaging 16.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, and 4.7 RPG. He is also shooting 43.9% from the field and a career-low 31.3% from three-point range.

Along with Brogdon, T.J. Warren, Doug McDermott, and JaKarr Sampson are all questionable for tomorrow’s contest.

Here’s more from out of the Central:

  • The Cavaliers announced on Thursday that rookie Kevin Porter Jr. was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury on Wednesday night against the Celtics. His status to return is unclear. The late first-round pick is averaging 10 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 2.2 APG this season.
  • Who is Adam Mokoka? If you asked Bulls fans earlier this season, they might not be able to answer that question. Fast-forward to March, and the 21-year-old is starting to carve out a role for himself with Chicago. Mark Schanowski of NBC Sports Chicago looks at the road the Bulls’ two-player has taken from his early playing days in France, Serbia, and now Chicago.
  • With the Pistons potentially gearing up for a rebuild, newly-acquired guard Jordan McRae will get an opportunity to show Detroit’s front-office brass that he’s a keeper, writes Ron Beard of the Detroit News. McRae scored 15 points in his debut on Wednesday night against the Thunder.
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6 thoughts on “Central Notes: Brogdon, Porter Jr., McRae, Mokoka

  1. Buckman

    Bucks dodged a bullet by not re-signing Brogdon. Another injury plagued season and the former 50-40-90 guy is now a 43-32-90 guy. Great decision by Bucks FO.

    • I give no fox

      I’d say it’s a bit premature to pat yourself on the back. What if he goes on to be an all star in every remaining year of his contract? Also, it was an obvious decision that took no genius to make. With giannis, the more important keeper was Middleton and not a ball dominant guard

      • x%sure

        Middleton was a given and Bledsoe was done, regarding contracts. The choice was between Brogdan and Brook Lopez, and Brogdon could get more and wanted out.
        Lopez is not shooting like he was but is playing even better defense, which makes sense since he’s not working for his contract anymore.

        • ThisGuy

          No, it doesn’t make sense that a player loses their shooting touch after signing a new contract

      • Buckman

        This year is a continuation of a past trend while what you suggest would be a big change from the past. When handing out millions of $ NBA FOs normally pay attention to those things. As stated below, the Bucks couldn’t keep everyone so they made a great choice. I conclude that because of the performances of the players, to date. I would be happy to revisit this issue in March of 2021.

    • bdpecore

      Brogdon’s shooting efficiency was a product of getting so many wide open looks or never being a focal point of opposing defenses. Now that he is having to be a top scoring option and having to create more off the dribble his shooting percentages will likely plateau around 45-35-90

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