Why should the Knicks consider a trade for Malcolm Brogdon?

Much like Dejounte Murray, Malcolm Brogdon could be an addition that the New York Knicks decide to pursue before the 2024 NBA trade deadline.

Although he won the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year award and the 2022-23 Sixth Man of the Year award, Brogdon has never received the acclaim he deserves. At 6’4″, he’s a sizable guard, an excellent three-point shooter and a willing passer who averaged a career-high 7.1 assists per game in 2019-20 with Indiana Pacers.

Despite his talent, Malcolm Brogdon bounces strangely. The Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the second round in 2016, but he was involved in a sign-and-trade in the summer of 2019, largely because they felt the offer sheet he signed with Indiana was simply too much to allow them to continue to build a contender.

Ultimately, Brogdon is a good player who had the misfortune of playing for teams that were able to upgrade the lead guard position, at his expense. Injuries also played a factor, as he never played more than 75 games in his rookie season. In fact, that was the only season in which he reached the 70-game mark.