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Most Likely Destinations for Malcolm Brogdon in Free Agency

David Hayes
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In a rather surprising turn of the events, the Milwaukee Bucks dropped four straight games to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, squandering an early 2-0 series lead. That ended their season and opened the door to free agency for some of their top players.

Malcolm Brogdon Contract

The Bucks' abrupt end to the 2018-19 season brings the final year of Malcolm Brodgon's rookie contract with it, making him a restricted free agent this offseason. Brogdon is eligible for an extension worth up to $47.5 million over the next four years from the Bucks.

Keeping this in mind, here are the three most likely free-agency destinations for Brogdon this offseason.

3. Phoenix Suns

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While most expected the Phoenix Suns to land a top-3 NBA Draft Lottery pick that would put them in contention for a point guard prospect like Ja Morant, fate had different plans, handing them the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. Being this far removed from the top of this year's draft class could prompt the Suns to look elsewhere in order to solve their PG deficiencies. And with the kind of cap space the Suns have this offseason, they could make Brogdon an offer too tall for the Bucks to justify.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

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While the Los Angeles Lakers appear to have their sights set on much bigger fish than a piece like Brogdon, LeBron James has a track record of success when surrounding himself with true shooters and 3-point specialists. Referring to Brogdon as a 3-point specialist might be a stretch, but the third-year guard shot better than 42 percent from three (.426), 50 percent from the floor (.505) and 92 percent from the charity stripe (.928) last season.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

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Brogdon's professional career has flourished in Milwaukee from the start, earning the NBA Rookie-of-the-Year Award with the Bucks in 2015. The former Virginia Cavalier's progression has been remarkable as well, with Brogdon improving his field-goal percentage, made 3-pointers, free-throw percentage and points per game in each of his three seasons. Milwaukee also the contractual advantage of Brogdon's status as restricted free agent, meaning the Bucks would have the option to match any offer from another team to keep him.

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