Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon set to go to Las Vegas to work out with Victor Oladipo
Newly-acquired Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon is wasting no time acclimating himself to his new team. Tony East recently shared a quote from Brogdon’s introductory press conference that the former Rookie of the Year winner will be flying to Las Vegas to work out with Indiana’s superstar combo guard Victor Oladipo.
Malcolm Brogdon says he is going to Vegas to work out with Victor Oladipo in the summer.
— Tony East (@TEastNBA) July 8, 2019
The Pacers recently acquired Brogdon from the Milwaukee Bucks on a sign-and-trade deal, which sent a number of future draft picks to Milwaukee. The 26-year-old entered the summer as a restricted free agent, and it appeared that the Bucks were unwilling to meet the demands of the former University of Virginia standout, as they prioritized the extensions of Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez instead.
This gave the Pacers the opportunity to strike, as they were more than willing to give Brogdon the four-year, $85 million contract he was asking for.
This is a tremendous move for Indiana, who looks to have secured their starting point guard for the next few years. The Pacers missed out on former Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, who was reportedly all but ready to sign with Indiana prior to his surprising u-turn to team up with Devin Booker for the Phoenix Suns. One could argue that this turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Pacers, as Brogdon might just turn out to be the better option compared to Rubio.
With Darren Collison also retiring, Brogdon will be provided with all the minutes he can handle at the one spot, and he should be on track for a monster season in the upcoming campaign. Aaron Holiday will be his primary backup.