For many rookies in the NBA, they enter the league they are 19 or 20 years old. Malcolm Brogdon was 23 years old. The Pacer guard was drafted out of Virginia with the 36th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. He started his career in the 2016-2017 season with the Milwaukee Bucks and won the Rookie of the Year award the same year. But for some strange reason, it feels as if that never happened. Brogdon's success almost goes unnoticed at times, but he's been of the most consistent NBA players since he's entered the league.
During Brogdon's first four years in the NBA, he averaged 13.8ppg, increasing his scoring totals each year. But scoring the ball isn't the only thing Malcolm Brogdon can do. Brogdon is a well-known defender around the league and will most likely disrupt any offense he faces. He will take on the challenge of guarding the opposing team's best guard, taking on the likes of Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry. Brogdon also has the ability to get his teammates involved. Last year he averaged a career-high 7.1apg. It is clear the Brogdon is a jack of all trades when it comes to basketball, but he is still unknown to many fans.
Malcolm Brogdon is definitely a player that any NBA team would love to have on their roster. As well-rounded as Malcolm Brogdon is, he still flies under the radar to mainstream media. Maybe if he was drafted to the Spurs, the ultimate fundamental team that never does anything flashy, we would look at Brogdon differently. But for now, I am okay with giving him just a little more attention than he usually gets and deserves.