Pacers trade for Brogdon; sign free-agent guard Lamb
The Indiana Pacers are reshaping their backcourt, trading two future second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Malcolm Brogdon, according to
Indiana is trading a first-round and two future second round picks to the Milwaukee for Malcolm Brogdon, league sources tell ESPN.
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The Pacers are also signing unrestricted free agent shooting guard Jeremy Lamb, who is coming off a strong season with the Charlotte Hornets.
Brogdon was a restricted free agent and agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Pacers -- who then agreed to a trade with the Bucks, Wojnarowski reported.
Brogdon was a key player in the Bucks' run to the league's best record, averaging career-highs in points (15.6) and rebounds (4.5) in 64 games. He has spent each of his first three seasons in Milwaukee.
Meanwhile, Lamb averaged a career-high 12.9 points in 80 games last season.
Both players should help the Pacers to hold down the fort while the team awaits star guard Victor Oladipo to return from a knee injury, which may not be until January.
Also, point guard Darren Collison became a free agent and decided to retire and swingman Bojan Bogdanovic is leaving for the Utah Jazz.