Sources: Pacers land Brogdon, reach $85M deal

Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told ESPN on Sunday.

Indiana is trading a first-round draft pick in 2020 and two future second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for Brogdon, league sources said.

After going from a second-round pick in 2016 to NBA Rookie of the Year in 2017, Brogdon has built on his initial success over the past two seasons to enter this summer as one of the top restricted free agents on the market.

Brogdon, 26, set career highs in points (15.6) and rebounds (4.5), along with all three percentage categories: field goal (50.5%), 3-point percentage (42.6%) and free throw percentage (92.8%). Brogdon became the 10th player to do so while playing at least 1,000 minutes — joining Kevin Durant, Larry Bird, Dirk Nowitzki, Stephen Curry, Steve Nash, Mark Price, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller and Jose Calderon.

A plantar fascia tear caused Brogdon to miss the final few weeks of the regular season and the entire first round of the playoffs against the Detroit Pistons, before he returned in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics. He came off the bench in that contest — and also for the first four games of the Eastern Conference finals against the eventual champion Toronto Raptors, before being reinstalled in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the series.

Brogdon’s low cap hold this summer gave Milwaukee the potential flexibility to retain fellow free agents Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez, who have both agreed on new deals, before then going over the salary cap by either signing Brogdon or matching whatever offer he signs with another team. The question facing Milwaukee in that scenario, though, was whether the Bucks would be willing to pay the luxury tax to do so.

Information from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps was used in this report.

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