5. Malcolm Brogdon
Of all the guys listed on this post, Malcolm Brogdon is likely the least well known, and that’s disappointing. He has had a really impressive short career so far, going from the Rookie of the Year in the 2016-17 season in a pretty limited field, to proving that he was derserving over the past two seasons.
Brogdon has become one of the most reliable players for the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.7 steals per game this season. He also completed the 12th 50-40-90 season in NBA history, only the 8th different player to do so in the history of the league. That is really amazing for a guy only in his third year in the league.
Brogdon is one of those strange players that actually played in all four years of college eligibility and then became a real solid player in the league. Slightly less strange but still something we don’t see everyday is the success Brogdon had as a 2nd round pick. He does have a lot of similarities to Jalen Brunson with those things.
Some think that Brogdon is the type of player that will always be a better sidekick than a hero and that might be the case, but he could become one of the best sidekicks in the league. That is exactly what the Mavs need with Luka already looking like the future superstar for Dallas and Kristaps ready to be that supporting star as well.
Even with the fact that Brogdon is a restricted free agent, I do believe the Mavs will have a reasonable shot at signing him. The Bucks are in a pretty precarious position with their cap situation and Brogdon may not be at the top of their list to bring back. If that’s the case, don’t be surprised if the Mavs swoop in.