Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon has been named the 2022-23 NBA Sixth Man of the Yr, the NBA introduced at the moment.
Brogdon turns into the third Celtic to win the league’s annual honor, becoming a member of Kevin McHale (1984, 1985) and Invoice Walton (1986).
“From day one, Malcolm has eagerly embraced his function as a sport changer off the bench,” stated Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “His emphasis on profitable has been mirrored day by day in his work, his play, and his selflessness. Malcolm profitable the award named after John Havlicek, an all-time Celtic, couldn’t be extra applicable.”
Within the 41 years for the reason that award’s creation in 1982, solely eight different gamers have gained the NBA Sixth Man of the Yr award of their first season with their workforce.
Brogdon was the one participant within the NBA rating within the high three in scoring, rebounding, and assists amongst gamers who didn’t begin in a regular-season sport as he completed with 14.9 factors (1st), 4.2 rebounds (third), and three.7 assists (2nd).
Brogdon completed the yr ranked fourth within the NBA in three-point share with a profession single-season excessive 44.4 % from past the arc. He tied Ray Allen (2010-11) for the third-best single-season three-point share by a Celtic since 1979 behind Allen’s 2011-12 season (45.3%) and Al Horford this season (44.6%).
As an NBA reserve, Brogdon ranked first in minutes performed (1743.8), second in made subject objectives (354), third in whole factors (1,000) and clutch factors (42), and fourth in assists (248). Brogdon grew to become the fourth participant in Celtics historical past to attain not less than 1,000 factors in a season off the bench, behind Ricky Davis in 2004-05 (1,121 factors) and Kevin McHale twice, in 1989-90 (1,109) and 1990-91 (1,031).
The Georgia native earns his third NBA honor together with profitable the 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Yr award and the 2019-20 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
The Sixth Man of the Yr trophy honors Celtics Corridor of Famer John Havlicek, who excelled off the bench like no participant earlier than him. Havlicek got here off the bench for the primary seven seasons of his profession and was an All-Star in 4 of these seasons. His profession highlights embrace eight NBA championships, 13 NBA All-Star picks, 11 All-NBA Crew picks, an NBA Finals MVP, eight NBA All-Defensive Crew picks, and inclusion on the league’s thirty fifth, fiftieth, and seventy fifth Anniversary Groups.