cameroncrazies2 wrote:Bucks fan here:
Pros: Brogdons a great shooter and scores at all three levels. He doesn’t have elite athleticism but uses his size to get by guys. Even when it’s 50/50 at the rim, he does an unbelievable job finishing when it looks like it’s getting blocked. He’s not a complete lock down defender, but can guard a multitude of players. He’s also an ambassador for the game and clearly on his way up the NBPA chain.
Cons: Brogdon is NOT a point guard. In fact, he has terrible tunnel vision. Maybe it was the “too many mouths to feed” in Milwaukee but when he got his hands on the ball, it stopped. He should not be relied on to initiate the offense. He’s closer to a SF than a PG. He struggles defensively against smaller quicker guards. While his man to man defense is very good, he absolutely dies on screens making it hard to play him at point. The major concern is his feet. Brogdon reportedly has very flat feet and an insider to the Bucks indicated doctors noted he will struggle with foot injuries that lead to knee problems his whole career as flat feet aren’t exactly a curable issue.
I don’t know much about Oladipos ability as an initiator but he and Brogdon seem like a good pairing as long as they work well together as a team to move the ball and IND has, in recent years, always seemed to do that very well on both ends of the court.
Good analysis. I am still not too sold on Brogdon but I am trying to be optimistic. I know he's a good, steady, reliable player but I kind of doubt the fit. I definitely agree on him not being a true point guard. It is pretty obvious in games, though he can play the position.
If Vic can sometimes switch to the point, then maybe it'll make sense.
I was one of those who debated on him winning the ROY back in 2016. Him winning that award has a lot to do with the failure of the draft / rookie class as a whole. That draft class started slow, it is booming just now with Jamal Murray, Domas, Siakam, Hield, Levert, etc. Back then, only a handful were standouts.
I am not hating on him being a Pacer. Maybe because we are 2 to 3 slots away from seeing the bigger picture? I don't know, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that this would work.
And on the foot problems, maybe that's why he is kind of slow. Would be interesting to see him with Myles who has a gait problem.