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Victor Oladipo describes Malcolm Brogdon as the ‘perfect Pacer’ back when he was still with the Bucks

Pacers, Victor Oladipo, Malcolm Brogdon

Victor Oladipo is anxious to experience the on-court prospect of suiting up next to Malcolm Brogdon, who the Indiana Pacers acquired in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Coming off a 50-40-90 season, the Bucks inked Brogdon to a four-year, $85 million deal before dealing him to be Oladipo’s partner in crime in the backcourt, a player that already envisions the all-around sniper as the perfect partner.

“We play the Bucks a lot, and for a long time I’ve said, ‘Malcolm would be the perfect Pacer,'” Oladipo told ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. “I’ve always wanted to play alongside him, and I’m excited about the chance to do that.”

Brogdon gives Oladipo a capable shooter, an underrated passer, and an all-around physical guard that can score, defend, and take the pressure off his shoulders in times of need.

Much like Donovan Mitchell with the Utah Jazz, Oladipo was seeing the burnout of a second season as the go-to star, seeing defenses honing in on him and exhausting his ability to be efficient.

Both the Pacers and the Jazz saw this as a major problem and committed to getting their star shooting guards some help, pairing Mitchell with veteran Mike Conley Jr. and Oladipo with a young Brogdon, who is experienced beyond his years after playing all four years for Virginia.

It’s only a matter of months before Oladipo and Brogdon share the court together, as the former could be looking at a potential December return after suffering a torn quad that ended his season prematurely in 2018-19.