Atlanta Hawks: 7 Best Guards to Prioritize in Free Agency

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Malcolm Brogdon

Speaking of players that you might be surprised at how old they are, welcome to the segment where we discuss beloved Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. The President, as his nickname suggests, is almost always stoic and unemotional on the court – never showing if he’s drilled a game-winning triple or bounced the ball off his foot out of bounds.

That cool, calm and collected persona helped make Brogdon one of the most important Playoff performers for the Milwaukee Bucks.

In the regular season, the 26-year-old Brogdon was one of the best performers on a Bucks team that ran roughshod over the league to the tune of 60 wins. According to Cleaning the Glass, Brogdon was second only to presumptive MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on his team in points per shot attempt: Giannis led with an absurd 1.3 PSA, but Brogdon was right behind him in the 98th percentile among guards with a lofty 1.23 PSA.

Brogdon would make for a terrific fit on the Atlanta Hawks not just because of the on-court fit, but because Brodgon is actually from the state of Georgia. Per a story by Chris Kirschner of The Athletic:

“Brogdon also grew up in Atlanta and went to high school at Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross, led his team to two state titles and was named Mr. Georgia Basketball. Brogdon has called Atlanta ‘the best city in the world — other than Milwaukee,’ so coming home and playing for the Hawks likely would be something he would welcome.”