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CelticsSentinel Citation Award. Cast your vote.

 Jaylen Brown has won the Red Auerbach Award given annually to the player that "best exemplifies the spirit and meaning of what it means to be a Celtic". It is a well-deserved honor for the star wing, but at CelticsSentinel we tend to focus on those members of The Green that may be somewhat-unheralded when presenting out CelticsSentinel Citation Award. Here are some thoughts from Tom and The Celtic Knight.


My attention for our award goes to Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White. Brogdon was a starter in Milwaukee and Indiana before coming to Beantown. He has accepted his bench role with professionalism and grace, and he is a major reason Boston has such a winning record. 

“Coming off the bench it can be a challenge sometimes, to be honest," Brogdon said. “That's where you've got to suck it up. You're not going to score as much. You're not going to play as much. I think that is what makes a great team - having guys that are able to do that. Guys that are able to sacrifice.”

White has been both a starter and bench guy for Boston, and he plays the same regardless of when he enters the game. He pushes the pace on offense and sticks like glue to the opponent he is defending. Like Malcolm, he never seems to compain about his role or his lot in life. Both Derrick and Malcolm are men of high character, and it shows. We are lucky to have them in Boston.

The Celtic Knight:

Derrick White is that all around player any team would want. His skill set matches well with a team that has two stars. He has great court sense, and knows when to hit guys with the pass. His herky jerky style gets him inside for layups and floaters. He's become a good three point shooter and ultimate team player on offense. Defensively is where he really makes me smile. He's a dawg on D, but doesn't make a show about it. He tends to always know where his man is and what he should be doing. His shot blocking this season has been excellent and he has the ability to steal the rock when he wants! 

Malcolm Brogdon has been everything and more to this team. A starter most of his career is learning being the sixth man isn't a bad gig. His three point shooting has been assassin like this season. He is so smooth on the floor I feel like I'm watching a master painter. He glides on the court as he drives and scores so easily. His passing is key to finding guys where they want to shoot. Defensively he's pretty good, and has that dawg in him as well. Expect him to make huge plays in this postseason. 

I'm all in with both of these studs sharing our now annual award. They are truly Celtics! But we want to know what are readers think?! These two guys truly are special and we are lucky to have them fighting for Banner 18.



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