By Rob Gueldner
After a Rookie of the Year win in his first year, Malcolm Brogdon returned in the 2017-18 season with much fewer games played. Does he deserve a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks based on his production and recent struggles with injury?
Very few people, if any, expected Malcolm Brogdon to be a key contributor for the Milwaukee Bucks when he was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft.
Brogdon surprised all of those doubters by being a key part of the Bucks lineup in a very short period of time, though, even starting in 28 games.
As a rookie, Brogdon played 26.4 minutes per game, averaging 10.2 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from three. The former Virginia Cavalier also carried over his college reputation of being an above average defender.
In his sophomore season, Brogdon only played 48 games dues to a left quad tendon strain. Even though he missed nearly half the season, the 25-year-old showed signs of improvement, especially with the ball in his hands.
Brogdon provided a good scoring boost off of the Bucks bench, giving them 13 points per game on a very good 54.7 effective field goal percentage. His assists went down from his first year but that likely has something to do with him playing more frequently with a less talented bench squad, and occasionally having to share the floor with Eric...