Bucks’ Brogdon reacts to Bledsoe deal

Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is having a strong second season after winning rookie of the year.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon said he thinks the trade for Eric Bledsoe “will be a positive” in an exclusive interview with Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders.

Brogdon was speaking from Bucks shootaround in Cleveland, shortly after learning of the trade that will send Bledsoe from the Suns to the Bucks in exchange for center Greg Monroe and draft picks.

The Bucks play the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

“You know at this point, you can’t be sure,” Brogdon told Basketball Insiders of what Bledsoe does for the Bucks. “I think it’ll be a positive.”

Both Brogdon, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, and Bledsoe can play either guard position.

As for Monroe, it was clear Brogdon was sad to see the big man go.

“Losing Moose [Monroe] is definitely a negative for us,” Brogdon said. “He brought so much to the table for us, especially coming off the bench. He’s a starter that came off the bench.”

But Brogdon added that Bledsoe should fit in well with the Bucks’ scheme.

“We’re a defensive-minded team, but we want to be fast,” Brogdon told Basketball Insiders. “We want to play in the open court and we want to be very versatile and be able to defend multiple positions on defense. Having more guards and sort of mid-sized guys is gonna help us.”