Seven Teams Have Reportedly Inquired About A Terry Rozier Trade

Terry Rozier

I think the Celtics should keep Rozier for as long as possible as insurance for Kyrie Irving. In his fourth season with the team, he has averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in his career.

With Irving back in the fold, however, 2018 has been a different story. The Phoenix Suns have aggressively pursued Rozier, even before firing Ryan McDonough as general manager, league sources said.

The backup point guard has been receiving about the same amount of playing time as he did last season, though he probably was expecting an increased role following his performance in the postseason last spring.

Talking to reporters during the shootaround prior to Thursday night's game against the Suns in Phoenix the Celtics guard responded to the report in The Athletic that at least seven teams have shown interest in trading for him, Rozier told reporters, "That's how it should be".

Elsewhere in Boston, with Kyrie Irving verbally committing to a return and a new deal with the Celtics, the franchise will eventually have to face a hard decision when it comes to the possible lucrative restricted free agency of Terry Rozier.

With the Celtics in line to have more than $50 AAV tied to two point guards, it likely isn't going to spend significant money on a third.

Rozier, who will be a restricted free agent this offseason, did not reach an agreement on his rookie extension with the Celtics in October.

Bill Simmons also believes Rozier will be traded. He's clearly a valuable player, but he might be more of a luxury than a necessity for this Celtics team. They could offer Rozier as bait for offensive help at a different position.

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