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Report: Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon red-flagged in draft due to foot

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks in action against the New York Knicks during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 4, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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How did Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon fall all the way to the second round in the 2016 NBA draft?

He was already 23 when the Bucks picked him No. 36, and his athleticism was lagging. He also shot better on NBA 3-pointers last season (40%) than he did from beyond the college arc in any of his four seasons at Virginia (max: 39%). And…

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer:

In college, Brogdon had surgery to fuse a bone in his left foot, which multiple front-office league sources have indicated drew medical red flags prior to the 2016 draft and could cause issues in the future.

Keep that in mind when assessing Brogdon’s trade value. Locked into a minimum salary the next two years while also proving himself starting-caliber, he’s still very valuable. But his left foot puts a damper on things.

Even if Brogdon stays healthy – very possible – the perception of greater injury risk could factor into his 2019 free agency.