Bucks news: Malcolm Brogdon wins Best Rookie NBPA award
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon received the Best Rookie award by the National Basketball Players Association during the Players’ Voice Awards. These awards are a direct result of voting by the players of the league, as the motto reads: “the only awards voted on BY the players, FOR the players.”
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 18, 2017
Brogdon also received the NBA Rookie of the Year award during the NBA Awards Show at the end of June, making this a rather unanimous choice coming from his peers.
The University of Virginia standout provided head coach Jason Kidd with great versatility, stepping into the point guard position and becoming a facilitator to run his offense.
Brogdon filled in at both guard spots and was a fixture for Kidd’s lineups until the imminent return of shooting guard Khris Middleton, who earned his starting spot back after a few warmup games coming back from a grave ACL injury.
While the rookie’s stats of 10.2 points and 4.2 assists aren’t necessarily gaudy, it was his poise and feel for the game that made him look the part as a member of the Bucks’ rotation — fitting in seamlessly and addressing every need on the court at either end of the floor.
At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, the man known as Humble Moses can guard multiple positions and has shown his mettle on the hardwood, shooting a .457/.404/.865 line throughout his rookie season.