2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Malcolm Brogdon: 4 years, $85 million (Indiana Pacers)

Technically this is a sign-and-trade, with the Indiana Pacers bringing Malcolm Brogdon on board at the cost of a first round pick and two second-rounders. The Milwaukee Bucks came close to keeping all three of their main free agents this summer, but ultimately, reached their cutoff point on a deal that will pay Brogdon more than $21 million per season, refusing to dip into the luxury tax.

Brogdon is not a traditional point guard, but he can defend multiple positions and represents a great backcourt replacement with both Darren Collison and Cory Joseph likely on the way out. He’s also an extremely efficient shooter as the newest addition to the prestigious 50-40-90 club, which will help space the floor for Victor Oladipo when he returns.

Though he’ll turn 27 in just his fourth NBA season, Brogdon is coming off a year in which he posted 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on 42.6 percent shooting from long range. He may not be the best answer at the 1, but he’ll be a great fit with these Pacers as they move on from several key free agents.

Grade: B+