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JJ Redick revealed he did his best to persuade the Los Angeles Clippers to draft Malcolm Brogdon back in 2016.
Redick made the revelation while speaking with Brogdon in The JJ Redick Podcast.
“I wanted to tell a story. I don’t know if you remember this. The very first time I ever met you was after the Clippers and Bucks played your rookie year.
And I came over to you in the hallway, and I was like, ‘Hey, man, I just wanted to let you know that for the two months leading up to the draft I was telling everybody in the Clippers’ front office that we should draft you at No. 25.
It’s amazing — so you went 36? Is that right? So we actually had two chances to draft him because we had the 33rd pick pick too. What the f–k,” Redick said.
The Milwaukee Bucks eventually drafted Brogdon with the No.36 pick in the Draft.
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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.