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Malcolm Brogdon calls Pacers ‘a super-competitive team’

Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been scrimmaging at the St. Vincent Center practice facility the past few weeks, and new combo guard Malcolm Brogdon likes what he has seen so far from his teammates.

Brogdon says the Pacers are “a super-competitive team” which will play hard on both ends of the floor in the upcoming season.

“This is a super-competitive team,” Brogdon said, via Mark Montieth of Pacers.com. “People play hard on both ends. You don’t see that with all NBA teams, where everybody wants to push themselves on the defensive end as well. It’s encouraging.”

The Pacers acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Milwaukee Bucks this summer in a sign-and-trade deal. His scoring and playmaking are going to be vital for Indiana since All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo is going to miss the first few months of the season rehabbing his knee injury.

Brogdon, the 2017 Rookie of the Year, averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists with the Bucks last season. He shot 50.5 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 92.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Pacers will likely start Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, TJ Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner to begin the season. Whenever Oladipo is ready to play again, he’ll slide into the two-guard spot and play with Brogdon in the backcourt.