Sixers “Will Make the Biggest Play in Free Agency” for Brogdon
In addition to wanting to retain guys like Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon appears to be on the Sixers radar in the event Jonathan, or J.J. Redick leaves Philadelphia. Longtime journalist Gery Woelfel of 105.7 The Fan in Milwaukee is reporting, citing NBA officials, the Sixers "will make the biggest play in free agency" for the restricted free agent.
The biggest reason Brogdon would be a fit for the Sixers, along with his ability to handle the ball and play the point; he can switch on he defensive end of the floor with his size and solid defensive abilities. Its not secret the Sixers had issues defensively when Redick was on the floor. It especially became a problem for Philly when teams would target Redick with the bigger, skilled players off the screen, taking him down to the block, something Brogdon would be better at handling.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently said he believes Brogdon is going to command $20 million or so a year, but injuries have been a concern with Brogdon and that's a big commitment.
He missed much of the final month of the regular season with a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot. Brogdon also missed two months with a torn left quad tendon in 2017-18.
The 2017-2018 rookie-of-the-year had his best season offensively, shooting 50.8 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from deep and averaged 15.6 points per game — all career-best season averages.
Brogdon would be a solid fit for the Sixers and a fine replacement if Redick were to walk in free agency.