Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors

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Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors

Post by bobheckler on Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:05 am

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Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors



ADAM WELLS



SEPTEMBER 9, 2017





Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge isn't afraid to make any move if he believes it will help his team, but that's not stopping Terry Rozier from feeling comfortable with his spot on the roster.

During a Saturday appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub with Adam Kaufman, Rozier was asked if he gets nervous hearing his name mentioned in trade talks:

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Rozier on if he gets worried when he hears trade rumors: "haha nahhh Danny won't trade me"

(Actual quote) https://twitter.com/adammkaufman/status/906481347635552256
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Rozier was the 16th overall selection in the 2015 NBA draft out of Louisville. He's been a role player in two seasons with the Celtics, setting career highs last season with 74 games played, 5.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.


When the Orlando Magic were exploring deals for Serge Ibaka at the trade deadline in February, Jared Weiss of Celtics Blog noted the Celtics "were not willing to include Rozier" in any of their offers.

One reason the Celtics may value Rozier more than his overall stats suggest is due to his defensive prowess. He finished last season ranked eighth on the team with 1.4 defensive win shares, but he also played nearly 300 fewer minutes (1,263) than anyone else ahead of him.

With the Celtics trading for Kyrie Irving, who has had below-average defensive box plus-minus totals every year of his career, having a strong defensive backup at point guard will help head coach Brad Stevens' team reach their full potential next season.

Stats via Basketball-Reference.com.




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MY NOTE:  Pretty confident fella, saying that Trader Danny wouldn't trade him, or is it self-delusion?  This year, TRo needs to improve on his finishing.  He has hit some big shots from the outside but his finishing at the rim has not been good.  He shot 40.5% from 2 last year:  46.9% from 0-3 feet but only 24.3% from 3-10 feet.  I see him as rushing his shot a bit.  This is his 3rd year, he needs to settle down a bit on that, but with the trade of AB this is his time to shine.


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Re: Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors

Post by wideclyde on Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Rozier's laughing may have been "nervous" laughter because he is smart enough to know that Ainge discussed his availability with more than just one other team this summer.

He is still here because either other guys fit better into Ainge's trades or Ainge and Stevens are giving him another year to make his star shine brighter.

Keeping him around is not a bad idea since this will be only his third season, and he is likely to improve again this year at least as much as he did from his freshman season in Boston through his second season.

He has shown some very good things in his first two pro seasons, but has more to do as we all know. I kind of see his development paralleling Bradley's early year progressions, and that is not a bad thing.

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Re: Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors

Post by dboss on Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:37 am

I would like to see TR play more minutes.  His defense will get him minutes but his offense will get him more minutes.  Depending on matchups, I can see him paired with KI with Kyrie moving to SG. We know Kyrie can play off the ball.  He can  also pair with Smart and Jaylen.  

If he becomes more consistent this year he may be a long term keeper.

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Re: Terry Rozier Laughs off Being Subject of Celtics Trade Rumors

Post by wideclyde on Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:03 pm

dboss,

Your comments are exactly the reason that I think that Ainge kept him for this season.

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