2019 NBA Free Agency: Pacers Sign Malcolm Brogdon

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(via Sports Illustrated)

(via Sports Illustrated)

In a dramatic and busy start for the 2019 free agency period, players and stars are making their plans official by the minute, with a slew of them already off the board going forward. Among the most valuable names on the move this offseason is Malcolm Brogdon, who is looking to step into a bigger role for the years to come.

He will find that with the Pacers.

In an unexpected twist, 2016-17 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a deal to join the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brogdon was an essential player for the Bucks last year. As a two-way specialist, he averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists, and has plenty of room to grow as a 26-year-old guard.

With the Pacers, he will immediately take on a starting role following the retirement of Darren Collison and the loss of Bojan Bogdonavic. Those losses were critical for the team, but the pairing of Brogdon and Victor Oladipo should be enough for a deep postseason run in 2020.

Indiana beat out the Lakers, Knicks, and Bucks for the services of Brogdon.