Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon wins 2017 Rookie of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon is the first non-first-round pick to win in the common draft era.
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Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year during the league's inaugural awards show Monday night.

The other two finalists for the the award were a pair of 76ers teammates—forward Dario Saric and center Joel Embiid. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon

Brodgon averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds for a Milwaukee team that won 42 games and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Toronto Raptors. He also shot 40% from three and hit 87% of his free throws.

Brodgon played a key role for the Bucks this season, starting 28 games after being drafted in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft. He is the first non-first-round pick to win the award in the common draft era.