Brogdon, who is the first second-round player to win this award in the common draft era, averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals.
Brogdon was the odd-on favorite in Vegas to win, and he was able to benefit from those who couldn't vote for Embiid because of his lack of minutes, couldn't pull for Saric because of Embiid or couldn't vote for either because, well, they're on the Sixers.
D'Antoni, who also won the award while coaching Phoenix, followed Rockets guard Eric Gordon's win for Sixth Man of the Year.
Earlier in the season when Brogdon was picking up steam as a Rookie of the Year candidate, he requested that the Bucks make a charitable donation rather than spend money for his ROY campaign.
Embiid, Saric, and the Milwaukee Bucks Malcolm Brogdon are the finalists for NBA Rookie of the Year. Embiid received 82 First-Team votes. On Dec. 31, he recorded the first triple-double of his career, scoring 15 points, and adding 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
His stats were not off the charts but as a second rounder, and the impact he gave to the Milwaukee Bucks gave put him in serious contention to be the #Rookie of the Year.
In comparison, McGruder averaged 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 78 games for Miami.
Of course, it's also worth noting that in his playing days Bucks head coach Jason Kidd was also named as a Co-Rookie of the Year alongside Grant Hill in 1994-95.
Philadelphia's Dario Saric and Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon were unanimously selected to the All-Rookie first team.
"I just think it's an important message for people to see".
After providing a handful of highlights and displaying some promising upside as a rookie, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team on Monday.
On Sunday, the 2005-06 Greece team - European champions in 2005 and runners-up to Spain at the 2006 Worlds - played a side which included brothers Giannis and Thanassis Antetokounmpo, and American Euroleague star Kyle Hines.