NBA Rumors: 2 Teams Expressing Interest In Malcolm Brogdon

Point guard Malcolm Brogdon is expected to be on the move this offseason, particularly after the strong start for Tyrese Haliburton running the Indiana Pacers offense. The team is looking to build around their star trade deadline acquisition.

So with Brogdon on the block, two teams have been said to have him on their radars, noted by NBA Insiders Marc Stein and Shams Charania. The New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards—two teams very much in need of a floor general—have expressed interest. 

A "negative value contract"?

What kind of interest is unclear, however. In a recent Bleacher Report post, Jake Fischer suggested that "a lot of teams that I’ve talked to…those teams are looking at Brogdon as a negative value contract right now due to the injury status." 

Brogdon does indeed have an extensive injury history. He's missed over 35% of Pacers games in the three years he's been there. He hasn't played more than 56 games in a season in the past three years, and has only played more than 70 games once in his six-year career, and that was as a rookie. 

The 29-year-old played only 36 games this past season due an Achilles injury and a concussion, averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists, with a career-low 31% from long range. He'll make $22.6M in the final year of his contract in 2022-23.

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