Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks
Points Per Game: 15.6
Assists Per Game: 3.2
Rebounds Per Game: 4.5
Shooting Percentages: 51/43/93%
Advanced Stat: True Shooting Percentage: 61.4%
Efficiency is the name of the game with Brogdon. It also helps being the 4th option on a starting lineup. Either way, the numbers Brogdon has put up are extremely efficient and equally impressive.
Brogdon is the type of player the Mavs need at their starting point guard position. He’s tall, he can play off the ball, and he’s a better defender than recognized. He’s obviously not Patrick Beverley on defense, but he does make up for it with his sound offensive game.
Brogdon would seamlessly fit in with the Mavs. He was assisted on 47% of his 2 point field goals and a whopping 84% on his 3 point attempts. Brogdon fits the bill of the catch and shoot combo guard that’s changing the NBA.
Some other things Brogdon does well are: not turn the ball over, convert his free throws, not pick up fouls, and he can play multiple positions from PG to SF. He has the length the Bucks love in their players.
Somethings that aren’t so good about Brogdon… He’s injury prone. Last season he only played 48 regular season games because of a partially torn tendon in his left quad and this season he played 64 games because of a Plantar Fascia Tear. That’s been the reason he’s been coming off the bench late.
Another thing worth considering is the Mavs want a young talent to join Kristaps and Luka. Brogdon is only in his 3rd season but he’s already 26 years old. He’s been in the league for a shorter time than Kristaps yet he’s two years older.
The second concern isn’t grave because he hasn’t hit his athletic prime and could still provide valuable time for the Mavs in the event they sign the combo guard. However, consistent injuries aren’t music to the ears, especially considering the player we just traded for is also coming off an ACL tear.
Brogdon on paper is an excellent signing and I’m sure it would pan out accordingly. The expectation is he would have a max free agent price tag, if not close to one. The Mavs might end up over spending if they really want Brogdon, but I don’t believe overpaying will be as much of an issue as it was with Chandler Parsons. (It helps not to be egocentric…)