Rumor: Bulls could offer Malcolm Brogdon 4-year, $80 million offer sheet this summer
The Chicago Bulls could reportedly offer Milwaukee Bucks combo guard Malcolm Brogdon a four-year, $80 million offer sheet this summer, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN (h/t Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report).
Brogdon becomes a restricted free agent this offseason, meaning the Bucks can match any offer sheet should the 2017 Rookie of the Year sign one with another team:
ESPN’s Bobby Marks said on Thursday’s episode of The Jump, “The concern for Milwaukee is where that Brogdon offer sheet is going to come in. We’re hearing four years, $80 million from a team like the Chicago Bulls.”
The Bucks want to re-sign Brogdon and keep the team’s core of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brogdon together. Middleton becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Bulls drafted North Carolina point guard Coby White with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Zach LaVine starts for the Bulls at the shooting guard spot. Chicago could possibly trade Kris Dunn this summer and make Brogdon the starting point guard if it is able to steal him away from Milwaukee. White would then back up Brogdon.
This past season, Brogdon averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 50.5 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 92.8 percent from the free-throw line.