Malcolm Brogdon is a Restricted Free Agent this offseason and many teams around the league are interested in the Point Guard. Brogdon is a former NBA Rookie Of The Year and is coming off a stellar year in Milwaukee.
Since entering the league in 2016, Brogdon has improved in every facet on the game. His numbers keep rising, even though he played fewer minutes this year than he did in the 2017-2018 season.
The Chicago Bulls are rumored to offer Brogdon an offer sheet to try and pry him away from their division rival, the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls have about $23 million in cap space at this time and it seems to make little to no sense to offer the $20 million that’s being reported.
Brogdon would be an upgrade over any guard not named Zach LaVine on the squad, but what does that say about the franchises faith in Coby White? The Bulls used the 7th pick in the NBA draft to take Mr. White out of UNC with hopes of him playing in an up-tempo offense.
Brogdon would bring on-ball defense which is what the Bulls need, but is it worth to pay all that money and tie him up for four years? Cheaper options such as Cory Joesph, Patrick Beverly, and Ricky Rubio are on the market, why tie up all the free cap space you have for one player? I understand Brogdon is a solid NBA player but does he get the Bulls over the hump?
Bringing him in would hurt Milwaukee but they have the Greek Freak and a plethora of talent on that squad to still remain very competitive in the Eastern Conference. Bringing in a veteran Point Guard on a fair deal to help mentor Coby White and the Bulls young guards would be more beneficial because it would most likely be on a cheaper deal.
The key is to pay the young players the Bulls think can grow with this team and keep as much cap flexibility going into the future so they’re able to make necessary moves. Whatever the Bulls decide to do, they have my attention but let’s hope they stay the course and stay patient to land a player that will greatly benefit this young squad.
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