Pacers trade for Brogdon; sign free-agent guard Lamb

Combo guard Malcolm Brogdon is headed to the Pacers after three seasons with the Bucks.

The Indiana Pacers are reshaping their backcourt, trading two future second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Malcolm Brogdon, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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.


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