Malcom Brogdon is a 16 point per game scorer and he shoots 50% from the field, 43% from downtown and 92% from the line. He has a great chance to become only the 8th player of the elite 50-40-90 club. But yet, if he walked past you unless you’re a hard core Milwaukee Bucks fan I feel like you won’t even recognize him.
And I’ll tell you why as I am shedding some light on the most dangerous player that people don’t know. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
The reason why Brogdon has gone under the radar is because you won’t find him on a highlight reel. He reminds me so much of Andre Miller.
Even tho he can go past defenders, it always looks like Malcom is going kinda slow at his own pace, using his body to shield the ball and finish at the rim.
No crazy dribbling, or flashy moves. Brogdon sticks to the basics to get the job done.
All he needs is just to get in line with the defender and that’s where he’s a master of using his frame to put himself in a nice position for the layup. And speaking of layups, he is great at finishing with both hands, but one very interesting thing that I noticed is how much he loves using the backspin while laying it in with the opposite hand.
I feel like it’s both a comfort thing for him, but at the same time in my opinion it kinda confuses defenders when he just sneaks it in as they go for the block on the outside.
As you can see, it’s pretty difficult to anticipate when and where he’s gonna release the ball so shoutout to him for mastering and implementing this simple finishing move.
And getting back to the main topic of the video, layups are part of the reason why he’s so crazy efficient. It’s all about his intelligent shot selection.
Malcom Brogdon is a typical analytics player, going for threes and layups exclusively.
If we take a look at his shot chart we can see that so far he took only 37 shots that were between the paint and the 3 point line. Even if we include this area, that’s still only 61 out of 745 shot attempts this season.
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And when it comes to his long distance shooting, Malcom again keeps things simple. You’ll never find him shooting a crazy contested stepback, or any other off the dribble shot for that matter.
He is primarily a spot up catch and shoot type of guy.
And this benefits both him and the Bucks as well. There are more than enough shots for Giannis, Middleton, Bledsoe and even Lopez, but when the double team comes, he is extremely good at converting the open look from downtown. So I’m interested to see how this dynamic of surrounding Giannis with shooters is going to work in the playoffs, meaning how teams are going to prepare for it.
Also, last year in the 7 games against the Celtics, he had a few decent but a few bad games as well, so I’ll be keeping an eye on him to see how his game can translate and if he can make an impact in the postseason. With all the attention on Giannis playing on an MVP level, Brogdon needs to use all the opportunities that he’s going to get. Let’s wait and see what happens.
So that’s a quick look on Malcom Brogdon- a player who can easily become the X factor in a playoff series. That’s it for now, if you like this video, subscribe and hit the notification bell so that you don’t miss my future in depth analysis. Talk to you in the next one. Peace out.