With less than a week left until 2019 NBA free agency, what are some potential landing spots for restricted free agent guard Malcolm Brogdon?
The offseason has flown by thus far. With 2019 NBA free agency set to begin in just a few days, things are about to get even crazier. On June 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET, players and teams will be allowed to begin negotiating contracts.
Much like any other offseason, there’s been constant talk about the elite tier of NBA free agents. Flying under the radar, though, is a very solid crop of players that could step in and improve teams immediately. For someone who fits the latter description, look no further than Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon.
The 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year, Brogdon has steadily improved his game every year since being drafted 36th overall coming out of the University of Virginia. Becoming a member of the league’s prestigious 50-40-90 club this season with shooting splits of .505/.426/.928, the third-year guard was a model of efficiency.
A restricted free agent for the first time in his career, Brogdon has the opportunity to see what he’s worth on the open market. There’s a caveat to that, as the Bucks are able to match whatever offer he receives from another team. Because it owns Brogdon’s Bird rights, Milwaukee can also go over the salary cap to re-sign him.
A sharpshooting, 26-year-old guard is bound to command a healthy salary this summer. Considering the current state of the NBA, Brogdon’s skill-set is a direct fit in nearly every NBA backcourt. With that said, which teams make the most sense for him?