Reports: Pacers nab Brogdon in S&T, Lamb

NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 07:03 AM
Reports: Pacers nab Brogdon in S&T, Lamb
FILE - MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 21: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on January 21, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

NBA.com staff report

With Darren Collison retired and Ricky Rubio reportedly heading to Phoenix, the Pacers will shift gears to a younger option at point guard.

Multiple reports, including from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, have Milwaukee signing and trading 26-year-old combo guard Malcolm Brogdon to the Pacers in exchange for a future first-round pick and two second-round picks.

Brogdon shattered any expectations set for him as a former second-round pick, winning 2016-17 Kia Rookie of the Year honors while becoming an essential part of Milwaukee's backcourt rotation. Brogdon averaged 13.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists during the 2019 NBA playoffs as the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals.

In addition, the team will also add shooter Jeremy Lamb, who previously played with the Charlotte Hornets.

Lamb put up career-best numbers, including 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals, while hitting 34.8% of his three-pointers in 79 games with the Hornets last season. He is expected to help fill the void left by Bojan Bogdanovic, who is reportedly signing with the Utah Jazz.

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