ESPN releases insane statistic about new Pacers’ PG Malcolm Brogdon
The Indiana Pacers were able to make a big splash at the start of free agency by acquiring point guard Malcolm Brogdon in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a move that cost them a first-round pick and two second-round picks, but they were able to lock the 26-year-old point guard up to a four-year, $85 million deal to be their point guard of the future.
Following the move, ESPN Stats & Info took to Twitter to share an insane statistic the Pacers’ new point guard was able to put up last season with the Bucks.
In 2018-19, Brogdon became the first player to put together a 50-40-90 season since Stephen Curry in 2015-16. He shot 51% from the field, 43% on threes and 93% on free throws.
He's the 9th different qualified player in NBA history to shoot 50-40-90 in a season. https://t.co/RDYZKtIQo6
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 30, 2019
Brogdon is going to bring an elite level of shooting to Indiana. Fans were worried about perimeter shooting after the exit of Bojan Bogdanovic to the Utah Jazz, but these numbers should help ease the nerves.
Last season with the Bucks, Brogdon ended up averaging 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. He still has a ton of room to grow as well. This is a move that will pay off both now and even more in the future for the Pacers.
Kevin Pritchard and company have to feel good about the offseason they have had. They were able to sign Jeremy Lamb to a quality three-year contract and also acquired T.J. Warren from the Phoenix Suns during the draft. Those moves have certainly put them back on the map in the Eastern Conference.
Victor Oladipo will be returning to a much-improved roster in December or January, assuming all goes well with the rest of his recovery. The Pacers and their fans have to be excited about the future with Brogdon now on board.