Former Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks is shooting at an elite level through the first 25 games of the season.
As observed by Redditor TheOnlyOneWhoKnows, the 25-year-old Brogdon is shooting 51.8 percent from the field, 47.3 percent from 3-point range, and 97.7 percent from the free throw line. For the season, he’s averaging 15.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 30.2 minutes per game.
Though there’s a ton of games left to play, Malcolm Brogdon has put himself in the position to finish with a rare 50-40-90 shooting line for a season.
Throughout NBA history, only seven players have achieved such an impressive mark. These include Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, and Larry Bird. Can Malcolm Brogdon forge his way into the history books?
Whether he ends up in the exclusive list or not, there’s no denying the 25-year-old’s impact in the Bucks’ 17-8 record — which, as of writing, is the second-best in the Eastern Conference.
They recently picked up another win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, 104-99. Brogdon himself had 18 points and hit the game-tying and go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute of the fourth quarter. Eight points of his total tally came in the final period. The Bucks’ win makes them just the first team to beat the Raptors twice this season.
Per Ian Harrison of the Associated Press via the Wisconsin State Journal, Malcolm Brogdon said that performing in the clutch is what his team does well.
“In terms of having a full game, playing hard on both ends and executing at a high level on both ends, executing the game plan, and then finishing strong down the stretch, that is definitely the top game for us,” Brogdon said.
The Bucks have a chance to win back-to-back they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.