Malcolm Brogdon’s Rookie of the Year Campaign Begins
News came out on Monday that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be out for a significant amount of time with a knee injury. There’s no timetable, and it looks like the tanks returned to the City of Brotherly Love. With only 31 games played, this leaves the Rookie of the Year award wide open, and Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon deserves some serious consideration. Consider this the first campaign for The Prez, and the team should start pushing a ground swell for this honor.
Currently, Brogdon ranks fourth in all rookies with field goal percentage. He’s the top non-big man only trailing Embiid, Pascal Sikam and Willy Hernangomez. That’s damn good. We continue to build a case for The Prez by including he’s 41 percent from three trailing only Denver’s Juanacho Hernangomez yet he’s only played in 42 games. Brogdon leads all rookies in assists and steals as well. There aren’t too many better candidates, other than the one looming in Philadelphia not named Embiid. Rather, The Homie Dario Saric continues a torrid pace.
Saric had another big night versus Golden State on Monday, and he continues to have a stellar second half of the season. Saric is the leader in points among rookies, and he’s only going to build his case more as the year goes on. The problem that Brogdon will have is everyone will see Saric as part of the future for Philadelphia, a major market and give him with the crown. Unless Milwaukee Bucks make the former Virginia star a prominent part of their offense (Which they should might I add), Saric might have this thing locked up.
There aren’t many better social media teams than Bucks so I hope the Rookie of the Year stuff is coming for Malcolm. He deserves the love for being a great rookie this season even if he falls to a man with a terrible haircut and facial hair.