Bucks rookie Brogdon thriving at both ends of the floor

Rookie Malcolm Brogdon is on the cusp of another Milwaukee Bucks milestone.
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Malcolm Brogdon’s skill at both ends of the floor has him on pace for another Milwaukee Bucks milestone.

Brogdon is just the fifth rookie in Bucks history to average at least 10 points and a steal with at least 30 games played.

With just 13 games to go in the regular season Brogdon is set to join a list that also features former Bucks star Glenn Robinson and FOX Sports Wisconsin’s own Marques Johnson.

Season Player PPG SPG
1994-95 Glenn Robinson 21.9 1.4
1977-78 Marques Johnson 19.5 1.2
2009-10 Brandon Jennings 15.5 1.3
1992-93 Todd Day 13.8 1.1
2016-17 Malcolm Brogdon 10.0 1.2

Giannis Antetokounmpo has also thrived on defense, where the 6-foot-11 All-Star has put his lanky frame to good use.

Antetokounmpo has at least two blocks and two steals in a league-leading 20 games this season, and is the only player to have more than 17 such games.

 

Player Team Games
Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks 20
Anthony Davis Pelicans 17
Draymond Green Warriors 16
Robert Covington 76ers 13
Andrew Drummond Pistons 12

Meanwhile, the Bucks are ensuring that Brogdon and Antetokounmpo’s defensive prowess doesn’t go to waste.

The Bucks have undergone one of the league’s biggest turnarounds from February to March, and now occupy the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference.

They’ve gone 8-3 so far in March, up from a 5-6 record in February.

 

Team February March Differential
Trail Blazers 2-7 (.222) 8-2 (.800) +.578
Nets 0-10 (.000) 4-7 (.364) +.364
Bucks 5-6 (.455) 8-3 (.727) +.272
Pelicans 4-7 (.364) 6-4 (.600) +.236
Hornets 3-8 (.273) 5-5 (.500) +.227

Statistics courtesy of STATS LLC