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Malcolm Brogdon appears to take shot at Bucks over departure

Malcolm Brogdon returns to Milwaukee for the first time this weekend to face the Bucks, and there may still be some hard feelings over his exit.

Addressing reporters before Sunday’s game against his former team, the Indiana Pacers guard made some interesting comments about his departure.

“I would’ve loved to play for this team, if they had wanted me,” said Brogdon, per Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “If they had valued me the way the Pacers value me. That’s all I gotta say.”

Brogdon was drafted by the Bucks in 2016 and played the first three seasons of his career with them, including a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2016-17 and a 50-40-90 season in 2018-19. The two sides failed to reach an extension however before Brogdon hit restricted free agent last summer, and he ultimately went to the Pacers in a sign-and-trade for future draft picks.

Milwaukee’s failure to retain Brogdon may or may not have an impact on another future consideration that they have, but it sounds like the 27-year-old himself won’t forget about it any time soon.

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