The 25 Best Second Round Picks in NBA History, Ranked

25. Malcolm Brogdon (36th Pick, 2016)

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We don’t need to wait until Malcolm Brogdon’s career comes to a close before honoring him as one of the great second-round picks in NBA history. After all, in 2017 he became the first second-rounder in over 50 years to be named Rookie of the Year. He’s since gone on to prove that older prospects (Brogdon was 23 when he was drafted) shouldn’t be overlooked as it pertains to the NBA Draft. After the Bucks shockingly let Brogdon walk as a restricted free agent two years ago, the combo guard has thrived at stops in Indiana, Boston, and Portland. His lone season with the Celtics led to Brogdon being honored as the league’s Sixth Man of the Year.