Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is still progressing through a plantar fascia injury in his left foot that could see him miss another two to four weeks, but regardless of his health, the former Rookie of the Year is bound for an upcoming free-agent deal. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Brogdon could get roughly $15 million per year in what is being deemed a Marcus Smart-plus type of deal by one general manager:
“Brogdon is looking at a restricted free-agent contact next summer — no matter how quickly he heals — of four years and just north of $60 million, according to executives around the league. As one general manager told SN last week, Brogdon will be due a deal that counts as “Marcus Smart-plus.”
Brogdon has proved to be a jack of all trades and a relative boon for the Bucks since first drafting him in the second round with the 36th overall pick. The University of Virginia product proved to be well-rounded from the start, but bloomed into what could be his future NBA self in his third season, posting 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during a fascinating 50-40-90 campaign.