Brogdon will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Bulls, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Brogdon started just 20 of the 48 games he played in last season, but entered camp as the favorite to win the top job at shooting guard. He should play a significant role for the Bucks in his third season and should be in consideration in the later rounds of most fantasy drafts. That said, Brogdon will still have to battle for touches with the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Tony Snell, who started 59-of-75 games at shooting guard last season, will start the preseason in a bench role.
Brogdon generated five points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists across 29 minutes during Milwaukee's 116-92 win over the Celtics in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Brogdon wasn't able to parlay his starting opportunity into any meaningful production, as he posted his worst shooting percentage and lowest scoring total of the first three games of the series. The 25-year-old naturally was much better than he showed Friday over the course of his injury-shortened season, and he still offers considerably higher upside than fellow two-guard Tony Snell. Therefore, it's likely Brogdon gets an opportunity for redemption when the two teams meet again for a pivotal Game 4 on Sunday.
Brogdon will get the start at shooting guard for Friday's Game 3 versus the Celtics, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
With the Bucks down 0-2 in their first-round series against Boston, they will look to shake things up by replacing Tony Snell with Brogdon in the first-unit. The second-year guard has seen his role increase relatively quickly following his return from a lengthy absence, and figures to be in line for a healthy workload Friday.
Brogdan scored 16 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 32 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 113-107 overtime loss to the Celtics in Game 1.
The second-year guard was supposed to be on a minutes restriction after returning from a two-month absence due to a quad injury at the end of the regular season, but coach Joe Prunty needed all hands on deck in overtime. Assuming Brogdan is none the worse for wear, expect him to handle a normal workload Tuesday in Game 2.
Brogdon has played two games since returning from a quad injury, playing 18 minutes in the most recent contest and 14 minutes in the prior contest. He'll presumably hover around 20-25 minutes for Game 1, though a range has not been officially stated by coach Joe Prunty. More information could arrive following Saturday's practice.
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