Malcolm Brogdon Rumors

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Malcolm Brogdon
Malcolm Brogdon
Position: G
Born: 12/11/92
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,312,611
“If a team’s trying to trade for you, they’re going to want some kind of commitment if they’re going to give away significant pieces,” the adviser said. “How do you do that without an agent involved?” Among the teams “kicking the tires hard” on Jordan’s availability in a trade, according to a Western Conference executive, are the Milwaukee Bucks. Having added Bledsoe to a rising young core that includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, the Bucks are an intriguing potential destination. According to the Western Conference executive, Milwaukee is intent on adding size and rebounding at the trade deadline. Jordan would provide both, and the Bucks have the pieces to get a deal done. They also have something else that should not be underestimated: head coach Jason Kidd’s close ties to Jordan’s agent.
Sources said Clipper officials have targeted three Bucks in any deal for Jordan. One is John Henson, who is currently the team’s starting center, while the others are reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, who lost his starting spot when Bledsoe came aboard, and standout swingman Khris Middleton. The Clippers, I’ve been told, are adamant in acquiring at least two of the aforementioned Bucks and may even demand all three of them.
Over the past seven games, though, Bledsoe’s addition altering Brogdon’s role more than anyone else’s. Brogdon is coming off the bench and playing fewer minutes. He’s been mixed into different lineups and has spent more time off the ball with Bledsoe joining as an addition ball handler. Brogdon’s production has dropped has he struggled to adjust. “Confidence for me has fluctuated a little bit, just being out of rhythm,” Brogdon said. “Playing a different role on this team is a total adjustment for me.”
By immediately slotting Bledsoe into the starting lineup, Kidd made the bet that Malcolm Brogdon’s move to the bench would help ameliorate some of the problems on the second unit. That’s exactly what happened, as Milwaukee’s reserves, especially Brogdon and fellow point guard Matthew Dellavedova, played critical roles in back-to-back, slump-busting wins heading into Monday’s 7 p.m. game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. “I think we’re playing well together,” Brogdon said of the second unit. “I think it helps having two point guards coming off the bench, me and Delly, playing together. It helps the ball be facilitated. Everybody’s touching it, everybody feels like they’re into the game and they play defense harder. ... “Acquiring Eric really allows us to be a deeper team, to be able to bring better players off the bench, to keep coming at teams with strong guards and strong players.”
Outside of Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe will likely be playing alongside Malcolm Brogdon. Already showing strides in year two, the Bucks current starting point guard is curious to see how the two mesh in the backcourt when he arrives. “You know at this point, you can’t be sure,” Brogdon told Basketball Insiders Tuesday of what the acquisition does for the team. “I think it’ll be a positive. Losing Moose [Monroe] is definitely a negative for us. He brought so much to the table for us, especially coming off the bench. He’s a starter that came off the bench. But you know, having another guard that can really create his own shot, get downhill and make plays—I think that will definitely help us.”
Storyline: Eric Bledsoe to Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon told Basketball Insiders that we could be watching the Bucks play with more guard-heavy sets in small ball moving forward. When asked if that fits his skill set, he immediately nodded his head in approval. “We’re a defensive-minded team, but we want to be fast,” Brogdon told Basketball Insiders. “We want to play in the open court and we want to be very versatile and be able to defend multiple positions on defense. Having more guards and sort of mid-sized guys is gonna help us.”