According to reports on Sunday night, the NBA Free Agency period has opened up with a bang for former Virginia Cavaliers standouts Malcolm Brogdon and Mike Scott. Both players have signed multi-year, multi-million dollar deals to start the Free Agency period, according to various reports.
For Brogdon, this means not only a new contract, but a whole new wardrobe. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that according to his sources, Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.
Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
According to the Associated Press, the Pacers get the former NBA Rookie of the Year in exchange for a 2020 first-round NBA Draft pick and consideration for two other future second-round picks.
This past regular season, Brogdon played and started in 64 games for the Bucks, averaging 50.5% from the field, 42.6% from three, and 92.8% from free throws. The gurus at ESPN Stats & Info tweeted that he’s only the ninth qualified player in NBA history to shoot 50-40-90 in a season.
In 2018-19, Brogdon became the first player to put together a 50-40-90 season since Stephen Curry in 2015-16. He shot 51% from the field, 43% on threes and 93% on free throws.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 30, 2019
He's the 9th different qualified player in NBA history to shoot 50-40-90 in a season. https://t.co/RDYZKtIQo6
For Mike Scott, his journey through the NBA has been less of a rocket ship and more of an Uber ride...it’s not the most direct route and you’re stuck in stop and go traffic, but you’re at least on the way. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Scott has re-signed a two-year, $9.8M deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sources: Free agent Mike Scott has agreed to a two-year, $9.8M deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Scott had been traded midseason to the 76ers from the LA Clippers along with Tobias Harris last year. In his eighth season in the NBA last year, Scott played 79 games, averaging 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He shot 40% from the field. Of that, he played 27 games (starting three) with the 76ers, averaging 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Our friends at the mothership can’t ever get enough Mike Scott jokes:
Mike Scott is heading back to the 76ers pic.twitter.com/FILGGEbVxb— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 30, 2019
We’ll continue to stay tuned to the free agency market to see what other former UVA players may be making moves.