Milwaukee Bucks: 5 options for No. 10 selection in 2016 NBA redraft

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No. 3 option for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016 NBA redraft — Malcolm Brogdon

The Bucks ultimately drafted Malcolm Brogdon with the 36th pick in the second round, but they would certainly reconsider waiting to take him that late in this redraft. Given their aforementioned guard needs, Brogdon would have been a great selection with their first round pick.

There are no hypotheticals here as Brogdon played with the Bucks and immediately carved out a role for himself in the rotation. The guard had an impressive rookie season and famously beat out both Joel Embiid and Dario Saric for Rookie of the Year honors. Brogdon would have a fantastic run with the Bucks, particularly in 2018-19, where he averaged 15.6 points per game with 50/40/90 shooting splits. Of course, there is controversy lasting to this day regarding the team’s decision not to bring him back following the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals. Brogdon signed an offer sheet with the Pacers in free agency, which was soon facilitated as a sign-and-trade.

Given the team’s previously mentioned guard rotation at the time of the pick, selecting Brogdon proved to be a home run selection. He was a natural fit alongside Antetokounmpo, Middleton, and the rest of the core and had a great run during his three years in Milwaukee. His name will always be mentioned among the biggest “what ifs” for the franchise as it pertains to whether or not they should have brought him back.