Remember how everyone and their mother counted the Boston Celtics out of having any sort of chance at making a serious title run last year? With two of their best star players, Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving injured at the time, you would not be in the majority if you seriously thought that a team without its two best players would meet up against the King James led Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
But in fact, they did. A big reason that was possible was due to the play of point guard Terry Rozier, stepping up in place of injured starting point guard Kyrie Irving.
In 19 playoff games, “Scary Terry” averaged 16.5 points per game, 1.3 steals per game, 5.7 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. However, the recent news from Friday October 12th should have Celtics’ fans worried in spite of having a healthy Irving and Hayward scheduled to return this year.
Rozier and The C’s are not expected to reach an agreement prior to Monday’s deadline to sign players to a rookie-scale contract extension. The Boston Globe reported that Rozier is poised on proving that he is capable of retaining his role as an NBA starting point guard prior to signing a long-term contract.
With Kyrie Irving stating how he plans to stick around in Boston, as well as news breaking of him going after New Orleans Pelicans’ star big man Anthony Davis to come join him. Rozier’s days in the green and white might be limited, which would be “scary” to say the least.