After being allowed to walk by the Bucks this past summer, 27-year-old guard Malcolm Brogdon has been on a tear this season. Averaging 18 points, 7.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds for the 6th seeded Pacers, Brogdon has emerged as a legitimate All-Star candidate.
His explosive play has drawn a lot of questions about why Milwaukee let him go in the first place. According to Brogdon himself, ahead of Sunday's game against his former team, they just didn't value him enough.
“I would’ve loved to play for this team, if they had wanted me. If they had valued me the way the Pacers value me. That’s all I gotta say.”
During the match, Bucks fans welcomed Brogdon to a warm reception when he was introduced pre-game.
Brogdon and the Bucks seemed to be working well together. He was a solid-two way fit next to Giannis and was emerging as a co0star of the team before 2019 free-agency.
After agreeing to a sign-and-trade to the Pacers worth 4-years, $85 million, it is believed that Milwaukee simply didn't want to pay the man the money he was looking for. So far, the Bucks don't seem to be missing him all that much. They currently boast the league's best record at 27-4.
But one can only imagine how much better they'd be with Brogdon doing his thing for them.