Malcolm Brogdon, Celtics

Celtics star Malcolm Brogdon wins NBA Sixth Player of the Year

The Boston Celtics are pushing toward contending for another NBA title.

As the Celtics move toward that ultimate goal, guard Malcolm Brogdon received his first Sixth Man of the Year award.

“This is such an honor. It’s definitely been a transition for me, coming from Indiana to Boston,” Brogdon said in an interview on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” as part of the award announcement via ESPN. “But I’m with a great organization, I have great teammates, a great coaching staff. Joe [Mazzulla] has taken over and done a great job, so I want to thank those guys.”

 

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In his first campaign with Boston, Brogdon provided stability off the bench, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists while shooting 48% from the floor and 44% from beyond the arc in 67 games off the bench. He has become a key piece in pushing the Celtics to earn the second overall seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

His presence has given Boston much-needed stability in the backcourt. The 2022-23 campaign featured a significant shift in role for Brogdon after spending the last four seasons starting for the Indiana Pacers.

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He joins Mike Miller as the only players in NBA history to win both Sixth Man of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Brogdon won the award over New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley by earning 60 out of the 100 first-place votes and 408 total points. Meanwhile, Quickley compiled 34 first-place votes and 326 total points.

The Knicks guard put forth a strong campaign off the bench, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.

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