The Indiana Pacers have signed Malcolm Brogdon to a four-year, $85 million contract. Brogdon is a restricted free agent, but the Bucks have agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Pacers for the guard.
Malcolm Brodgon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana, per sources…Indiana is trading a first-round and two future second round picks to the Milwaukee for Malcolm Brogdon, league sources tell ESPN.
The Pacers also signed Jeremy Lamb to add to their roster.
“Free agent Jeremy Lamb has agreed to a three-year, $31.5M deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium,” The Athletic’s Shams Charania tweeted.
Here is a look at the projected Pacers roster and starting lineup. Keep in mind this roster will continue to look different as the free agency continues.
Pacers Roster & Projected Starting Lineup 2019-20
C- Myles Turner, Kyle O’Quinn
PF- Domantas Sabonis, Goga Bitadze, Alize Johnson
SF- Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren,
SG- Victor Oladipo, Stephan Hicks, Davon Reed
PG- Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday, Edmond Sumner
The Pacers will be without Darren Collison who abruptly retired prior to free agency. Bojan Bogdanovic is planning on signing a four-year, $73 million deal with the Jazz, per ESPN. Prior to signing Brogdon, the Pacers were the favorites to sign Ricky Rubio.
“The Indiana Pacers and Ricky Rubio are in advanced talks on a deal, League Sources tell @Scott Agness and myself. Deal isn’t done yet, but expected to be finalized soon, according to League Sources,” Tony Jones tweeted.
The Pacers won 48 games last season which was good enough for the No. 5 seed in the East. Prior to the NBA draft, Wojnarowski reported that Oladipo’s rehab is going better than expected.
“Victor Oladipo, his rehab has done even better than expected,” Wojnarowski reported on ESPN. “There is hope that they could have him back December or January potentially.”
The Pacers Are Projected to Have About $5 Million in Cap Space After Brogdon & Lamb
The Pacers still have a bit of cap space even after signing Brogdon and Lamb. Indiana now has about $5 million in salary cap room, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
“Indiana is right at a projected $5M in cap space after the sign and trade of Malcolm Brogdon and free agent agreement with Jeremy Lamb. The room includes the cap hold of restricted free agent Edmond Sumner. The Pacers still have the $4.8M room exception,” Marks tweeted.