Indiana Pacers season review: Grading Malcolm Brogdon

Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers - Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers - Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers – Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /

How did Malcolm Brogdon fare for the Indiana Pacers in 2020-21?

The Indiana Pacers had high expectations for Malcolm Brogdon in his second season with the team, which he handled pretty well. His season got off to a blistering start as the Pacers looked like a real contender in the first few weeks of the season.

After three years in Milwaukee, Brogdon was finally ready for an increased role with Indiana alongside Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo. A little issue with those plans came along as Oladipo was shipped away but Malcolm continued to shine when healthy.

His second campaign in Indiana was better than his first, a season that was not too shabby itself. In 2019-20, Brogdon was a reliable scoring threat and leader on offense, especially with Oladipo battling his way back from injury.

Things this past season seemed to go pretty well for Malcolm as he started knocking down shots and taking over as a primary scoring option when needed. He could always be counted on to attack the basket straight off the inbounds pass and hit a reverse layup to swing momentum.

The end of his season was a little disappointing after injuries kept him out of a handful of crucial games but they did not keep him from taking the floor in the Play-in Tournament. With this season now in the books, let’s take a quick look back at his year as a whole.