With the Celtics back to full strength this season Terry Rozier’s role has diminished quite a bit from last year.
Rozier is still playing roughly 23-minutes per game, but he’s not expected to produce like he was during the Celtics playoff run last season.
The former Cardinal stepped up in a major way averaging 16 points, five rebounds and five assists per game helping lead the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals.
With Kyrie Irving sidelined with an eye injury on Wednesday night Rozier was inserted into the starting lineup. As expected, Rozier continued to prove he’s more than capable of stepping in when needed.
In 32-minutes Rozier finished with 16 points, five assists, five steals and three rebounds as the Celtics knocked off the Timberwolves 115-102.
Rozier will become a restricted free agent following the 2019 season, meaning he could re-sign with Boston or another team could make an offer. He turned down Boston’s $12 million per year deal in October.
Turning down the offer doesn’t necessarily mean that Rozier’s days as a Celtic are coming to an end, but Boston may not have enough money to offer what other teams will.<