Malcolm Brogdon Named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon, the 30-year-old guard for the Boston Celtics, has once again proven his excellence on the court.

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Malcolm Brogdon Named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon, the 30-year-old guard for the Boston Celtics, has once again proven his excellence on the court. He has been named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, a well-deserved recognition for his exceptional performance this season.

From Rookie to Champion

Brogdon received a total of 408 votes, outpacing Immanuel Quickley of the New York Knicks with 326 votes and Bobby Portis of the Milwaukee Bucks with 97. This award is the second major individual award of his career, following his recognition as Rookie of the Year in 2017.

"This is such an honor," says Brogdon. "It has definitely been a transition for me, coming from Indiana to Boston." The guard has embraced his role as a bench player with the Celtics, starting every game for the past four years in the NBA before his acquisition by the team.

A Champion's Mindset

Brogdon has played alongside some of the best players in the world, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he knows the importance of checking his ego at the door. "You have to check your ego at the door, especially when I got to Milwaukee," says Brogdon. "My last two seasons there weren't super successful.

So for me, that was another gut check for me, in understanding maybe I'm not a No. 1 guy. But I can be a No. 2, 3 or 4, and then coming to Boston, playing behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and these guys, proven All-Stars and soon-to-be All-NBA guys, it's been a good fit for me."

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Brogdon came off the bench in all 67 games he played this season, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

His performance this season has solidified his place among the league's top players and earned him the title of Sixth Man of the Year. Brogdon's recognition as Sixth Man of the Year makes him the second player in NBA history to win both Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year, joining Mike Miller. He is in good company and his achievements on the court speak to his exceptional talent and dedication to the game.

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