As the free agency dust sort of settles and we all look to find fantasy gems for next season, Neil Rochlani suggests caution for role players on new teams – especially for the trending ones.
October 11, 2019, 9:32 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
On Wednesday, Jeremy Lamb produced 10 points (4-for-10 shooting), seven rebounds, five assists, two threes (2-for-6) and one steal in a winning effort over the Bulls.
Lamb formed a potent back court with Malcolm Brogdon (14 points, four assists, three treys and three rebounds) which completely overpowered the Bulls. With Oladipo set to miss the beginning of the season both Lamb and Brogdon will start and produce starter-level fantasy numbers.
October 4, 2019, 1:29 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon put up 15 points, 14 assists, six rebounds and two triples on 5-of-13 shooting in a team-high 34 minutes in an OT win vs. the Kings on Friday.
Brogdon could've had a much bigger game had he been more efficient from the field but this was still a gem. He'll be running the show for the Pacers this season and could be in for his best year yet. He joined the 50/40/90 club last season and while increased opportunity might lower his efficiency he should still be able to pay big dividends for fantasy owners. Top-55 value isn't out of reach for Brogdon so don't be afraid to reach on him a little come draft day.
September 27, 2019, 2:57 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Coach Nate McMillan announced that the starting lineup would be Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, TJ Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.
This was the assumed starting lineup for the Pacers so no surprises here. With Victor Oladipo still without a timetable for return, Brogdon and Lamb should be considered the starting backcourt for the foreseeable future. Brogdon should be a very productive mid-round pick with what should be an increased role on this Pacers team compared to the Milwaukee team he was previously on.
Source: Tony East on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 12:43 amMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have officially acquired Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren as of Saturday.
Warren was dealt at the draft and Brogdon came over when free agency opened, but the transactions are now official. Indiana will send a first-rounder and two second-rounders to Milwaukee for Brogdon, while they received cash considerations from Phoenix and moved the 32nd pick in the draft to Miami for three second-rounders in the Warren deal. Both players will give Indiana a new, more offensive dynamic this season and should slot right into the starting five. Brogdon figures to see his ADP inch up closer to his true value while Warren might come at a small discount after an injury-plagued year in the desert.
Source: Indiana Pacers
June 30, 2019, 6:40 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers have agreed on a sign-and-trade that will send Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana and a first-round and two second-round picks to Milwaukee according to Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.
Indiana will be paying Brogdon $85 million over the next four years. In an 11th hour reversal, the Pacers have found their PG of the future in Malcolm Brogdon instead of Ricky Rubio, who they had been linked to all offseason. Brogdon slides into a fantastic situation as Indiana's primary ball-handler as they continue to retool their roster. His fantasy value was always going to be rock-solid due to his outstanding percentages, but with a large role to play as a Pacer, he could find himself coming off draft boards sooner than expected this season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 6:29 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucker are working on a sign-and-trade with Malcolm Brogdon, per Gery Woelfel.
Woelfel reported earlier that the Bucks hadn't received any indication that Brogdon would want to return to the team, though that's obviously different than him wanting out. It's been speculated that multiple teams were preparing big offer sheets and the Bucks may be looking to get something out of the deal rather than lose Brogdon for nothing. The Sixers look to have emerged as the top player in the market. Stay tuned.
Source: Gery Woelfel on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 4:50 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
Gery Woelfel is reporting that the Bucks have received no indication that Malcolm Brogdon would like to return.
The Bucks are primed to retain most of their other key free agents, but Brogdon looks to be waiting for the offers to roll in — and several will. This doesn't mean that Brogdon wants out of Milwaukee by any means, just that he's been keeping things under wraps for the time being.
Source: Gery Woelfel on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 12:26 amMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have extended a qualifying offer to Malcolm Brogdon, who is now a restricted free agent.
Brogdon is the most popular offer sheet candidate in the rumor mill these days, and while the Bucks want to retain him there is almost certainly a point at which they deem him too expensive. The Celtics, Sixers and Suns are a few of the teams that have been linked to Brogdon lately, and he is sure to field a number of competitive offers in the coming days.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 10:32 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
According to Gery Woelfel, the Sixers are expected to make the biggest play in free agency for the services of Malcolm Brogdon.
Brogdon has a lot of appeal in the FA market right now, given that we expect some major shuffling of guards. He's a former Rookie of the Year awardee and has a fantasy-friendly game. Brogdon is not a ball-dominant guard and should be able to provide solid value (due to his efficiency) wherever he lands.
Source: Gery Woelfel on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 1:02 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bulls, Celtics, Suns and Mavs are among teams that could consider offer sheeting Malcolm Brogdon this summer, per a report from Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne on ESPN.
The Bucks will be facing a luxury tax payment if (and when) they re-sign Khris Middleton, other teams will have the ability to put together a "toxic" offer sheet for Brogdon with a high salary next season and then declining payments thereafter, as well as bonuses that Brogdon would be more likely to hit in Milwaukee than elsewhere. The Bucks want to bring their entire core back together but Brogdon looks like one of the prime offer sheet candidates around the league, with lots of guard-needy teams armed with the space to make things tough on Milwaukee.
May 28, 2019, 9:08 amMalcolm BrogdonG, Milwaukee Bucks
Asked about how he hopes his free agency will play out this summer, Malcolm Brogdon said that he really doesn’t know what will happen.
Khris Middleton is expected to decline his $13M player option in order to hit the open market and it’s almost certain that he will command a max contract. The Bucks would love to also have Brook Lopez back but a lot will depend on whether ownership will be willing to go over the cap in order to keep the core of the team together. Brogdon remains an underrated fantasy asset and a potential move to another team could boost his value for next year.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
May 23, 2019, 11:44 pmMalcolm BrogdonG, Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon reentered the starting lineup on Thursday night and put in a solid performance, scoring 18 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
It was a better sight to see than the disastrous four points in Game 4, but it wasn't enough as his absence from the bench really sucked the offense out of the bench group as the second unit scored a whopping 15 points. A repeat performance from Brogdon and more from Khris Middleton is a potentially winning formula for Game 6.
May 21, 2019, 11:47 pmMalcolm BrogdonG, Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon shot just 2-for-11 from the field for four points in Tuesday's Game 4 road loss to the Raptors, adding just five rebounds and three assists in his 28 minutes.
Brogdon missed his only free throw attempt and all three of his shots from distance. It wouldn't have been so deflating if George Hill (five points on 1-for-2 shooting in 27 minutes) and Eric Bledsoe (five points on 2-for-7 shooting in 20 minutes) had produced, but the whole backcourt had a tough time getting going tonight.
The Bucks turned in a great season but have tons of questions moving forward