Not even per week after the trustworthy finish of the dramatic and disappointing Boston Celtics season. The crew virtually went to the NBA Lottery with none additional turbulence, and Terry Rozier toured Bristol, Connecticut.
Stephen A. Smith urges him: if the identical crew comes again, will he come again to Boston?
"I may need to go away," stated Rozier. "I bear rather a lot this yr. So I stated what I stated after the season. I believe everyone knows that I'm not attempting to get again to it. "
Rumors of dissatisfaction shook Rozier early within the season, then calmed down for a lot of the yr, earlier than escalating once more because the Celtics slipped to 4 straight defeats in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks . Even when he zipped his lips, his sport, unusually detached in protection and stuffed with stunts, mirrored the discontent he had described on ESPN.
Rozier says that for the reason that ball was within the fingers of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward more often than not, he discovered himself relegated to the "nook or on the bench". Rozier scored the second highest time on the Celtics with three.7 minutes per sport behind Irving. He acquired six extra touches per sport than Hayward.
He explains that the Celts will undertake sport plans completely different from these to which the crew has ready in follow. He noticed his teammates turn out to be "combined up" when their top-five went into second. The crew determined to reach "we’ll get by", he stated.
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The Irving experiment compelled the crew to adapt to his model. Rozier stated his crew had carried out so on the finish of the yr, however lamented that "it was very troublesome," passing from a newbie to bench for him personally .
"He's an excellent man, an excellent chief. You simply need to adapt to his model, "stated Rozier. "No matter Kyrie needs to do, he’ll present that's what he needs."
Within the first 5 video games, he has seen his teammates attempt to do much less to adapt to the physique mass and potential contributors within the room. Most Boston gamers expressed disappointment with the end-of-year interviews between 2018 and 2018, apart from Irving, who noticed it as a studying expertise.
Rozier is the primary to remark publicly since these interviews. He’s a restricted free agent this summer time, placing energy within the fingers of the Celtics to match any bid sheet he indicators. Irving can take his time, whereas Rozier may put strain on Boston instantly on July 1 by signing a two-day contract with the Celtics.
On this situation, Rozier's 4 years with Boston may very well be over. This may make his media tour extra comprehensible, but it surely's onerous to think about anybody figuring out what Irving plans to do that summer time. Perhaps he has the slightest concept.
"It's apparent that the Celtics are the one group I've identified in 4 years," he stated. "I like it there and it solely stays from there."