Pacers news: Indiana acquires Malcolm Brogdon from Milwaukee in sign-and-trade
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Indiana Pacers acquire Malcolm Brogdon from Milwaukee in sign-and-trade

Malcom Brogdon, Pacers

The Indiana Pacers were a team coming into free agency looking to make some big-time splashes. While the majority of rumors surrounding them had to do with Ricky Rubio, that isn’t the direction they ended up deciding to go.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pacers ended up acquiring point guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Milwaukee Bucks in a sign-and-trade for draft pick compensation.

Indiana gave up a first-round pick and two future second-round picks to acquire Brogdon from the Bucks. They also gave him a four-year, $85 million deal.

Brogdon is a massive pickup for the Pacers, who were in desperate need of finding a starting point guard. He is a big guard at 6-foot-5 who can score, rebound, and create for his teammates.

During the 2018-19 NBA season with the Bucks, Brogdon ended up averaging 15.6 points per game to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He shot 50.5 percent from the field overall and knocked down 42.6 percent of his three-point attempts. Those numbers are without question going to improve in Indiana.

Victor Oladipo will miss the first couple months of next season, but the Pacers now have a great running mate for him. Both Oladipo and Brogdon will be able to score at a high level.

Indiana also went out and signed Jeremy Lamb to a three-year deal worth around $10 million each year. It has been a great start to the offseason for the Pacers and they likely aren’t done yet.