Malcolm Brogdon Is All Substance, No Flash
Malcolm Brogdon did not light up the box score in the Bucks/Mavericks game. He scored four points and dished six assists in the win, and also tallied a rebound and a block.
Despite his statistics not overwhelming anybody, only Thon and Jabari had a better plus/minus than the President of the Bucks did on Saturday night. Milwaukee was 12 points better than Dallas with Brogdon on the floor.
Even when he’s not playing well, Brogdon is always engaged. He never loses focus, he never seems to get down on himself–he just keeps working. His attitude and demeanor are all business, and it makes his team better.
Ever since his disappointing Summer League shooting percentages it’s looked like it’d take Brogdon a bit to get acclimated with NBA basketball. It still looks like that, at least in terms of his offense.
His work ethic and instincts are fully formed though, and Brogdon is as good of a defender as he was billed as being. He brings much-needed stability to the floor whenever he’s in the game. It’ll be thrilling to see him once his shot catches up to where his mental game already is.