The Indiana Pacers opened up free agency with two key acquisitions to their backcourt.
The Pacers have executed a sign-and-trade to bring in Malcolm Brogdon from divisional rivals the Milwaukee Bucks according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Indiana will send a first-round and two future second-round picks to Milwaukee in exchange for Brogdon. Once with the team, Brogdon will sign a four-year, $85 million dollar deal with the Pacers.
Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana, league sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
The 2017 Rookie of the Year averaged 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, shooting 51% from the floor in 64 games for the Bucks last season.
The Pacers also added former Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb to their backcourt on a three-year, $31 million dollar deal, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Free agent Jeremy Lamb has agreed to a three-year, $31.5M deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Lamb averaged a career-high 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, shooting 44% from the field in 79 games for the Hornets in 2018-19.
Both Brogdon and Lamb will join a backcourt which already features Victor Oladipo and T.J. Warren.
Oladipo suffered a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee in January, putting an end to his season. He's expected to miss the start of the 2019-2020 season according to team president Kevin Pritchard.
🙌 Victor's making serious progress.- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) June 7, 2019
(📹 @VicOladipo) pic.twitter.com/ioDjNm8XhN
Players can negotiate agreements with teams on July 1st but contracts can't be officially signed until the new league year begins on July 7.