In Cairo for the “Basketball Without Borders” program in the company of Grant Williams, Malcolm Brogdon took the opportunity to recall how delighted he was with his transfer to the Celtics.
“Their story, right? » he replied on what first came to mind about his new team. “It is the most successful club in the league (17 times, tied with the Lakers), and I think they want to win more than anyone. You can see it with the exchanges to get me back, as well as [Danilo] Gallinari. They want to progress. They want to win a title. They only think of the 18th banner. Now that’s all it’s about for me too, and I’m excited to be a part of it. »
Called out of the bench behind Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, along with Derrick White and Payton Pritchard, Malcolm Brogdon knows very well what his role will be in Boston.
« I mainly want to be a stabilizing presence on the pitch, to help control the end of the game, to help control the rhythm of the game and to make sure that they receive the ball where they like to receive it »
“I think I can take the pressure off them” he continued. « Whether it’s serving the guys in the paint, giving them easy shots. Or if it’s about defending on certain players when they need a defensive break so they can focus on attacking. »
With the former Rookie of the Year (2017), Brad Stevens has thus got his hands on another player capable of creating, in order to relieve Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, especially in important moments. Even if he will probably not start, Malcolm Brogdon should do good in the « money-time » in Boston.
“I mainly want to be a stabilizing presence on the pitch, to help control the end of the game, to help control the rhythm of the game and to make sure that they receive the ball where they like to receive it. I want them to not have to overdo it to get a shot and not burn out. I want to be the guy who creates for them. »
If the former Bucks and Pacers man walks the talk, he’ll be a perfect addition for the Celtics.