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Jaylen Brown praises Malcolm Brogdon in Celtics’ debut: ‘He’s definitely just going to make us better overall’

In Boston’s 134-93 Monday demolition against the Charlotte Hornets, Malcolm Brogdon put on a show in his first game as a proud member of the Celtics family.

Brogdon, who was acquired by the Cs this offseason on a trade with the Indiana Pacers, chalked up 11 points and five rebounds to go along with nine assists while coming off the bench for 24 minutes. As such, his all-around show was praised by Jaylen Brown.

“Malcolm is really good at basketball,’ Jaylen Brown said. “I think that’s an obvious one. Makes the right plays, he’s just a threat out there at all times. And he’s definitely just going to make us better overall. He’s more than capable of being a go-to player in this league, so for him, being able to come in and run things and also get himself going as you saw tonight, he had a well-balanced game.”

Brogdon is loving the experience of being with the Celtics, from the unselfishness and being laser-focused to chase the ultimate prize.

“It felt good,” Brogdon said of his performance. “These guys, this is a team full of unselfish guys that clearly have an objective to just win. We want to win it all this year, so we’re trying to build for that. 

“We’re not really concerned about statistics and all that. We know JT and JB are going to lead us every night on the offensive end. It’s up to the rest of us to play our roles and to support them but to also play to the best of our abilities every night.”

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