This past weekend, the Toronto Raptors recently acquired Serge Ibaka in a trade with the Orlando Magic. However, Ibaka was almost traded to Boston, and the only reason he landed in Toronto was because the Celtics were unwilling to give up on second year point guard and Louisville product Terry Rozier.
Rozier is currently in year 2 of a 3 year/$5.7 million contract with a 4th year club option, and is averaging 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game with the Celtics. While Ibaka is averaging 15.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, he is also set to become a free agent after this season, so that also played a role in him not donning the green and white. Still though, it’s nice to see the Celtics not wanting to give up Rozier so easily, and perhaps they see the potential in him further down the road.
We talked a few weeks ago about Terry Rozier and his expanded role on the Boston Celtics. My Boston Celtics. It was a role he earned. We talked about every opportunity he earned and took advantage of. This time it is one opportunity that has fallen into his lap. In game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Avery Bradley went down with a hamstring injury. While Marcus Smart will likely start, Terry will more than likely get the rest of the minutes that Smart normally had. Terry talked about this opportunity:
“[R.J.Hunter and I] talked about it all last night,” Rozier said. “Me and him got kind of the same mindset, we just always gotta be ready if our number and name is called. We talked about that a lot last night. We’re confident in each other and we’re always supporting one another because we came in together. We know it’s big for us. These next few days are very important.”
Terry Rozier has battled this entire season to get on the court and get what’s his. He’s battled up and down the court and is finally shining. As a UofL & Celtics fan I’m so proud of what Terry has accomplished. We aren’t the only one that’s noticed. Here’s an excerpt from ESPN’S Chris Forsberg’s latest article:
First off let me speak on this before I hand it over. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood. When I would go over to my friends house to play I always was fed 2 things that never went together. It was always: Go look in the fridge and whatever is there, that’s lunch. It never failed. Noodles & Syrup, Ketchup & Chips, Bologna with everything. Some were good and some were not. But in all of my life, never have I ever been offered or forced to eat anything close to what Terry Rozier has concocted. NEVER. Lol.
Celtics guard Terry Rozier went to The Starters show last summer and fixed himself a terrible-looking spaghetti sandwich in front of the cameras. It included ranch dressing and sugar. It was all around bad.
It was a nice night for former Cardinals in the NBA Summer League on Sunday, and a former Notre Dame player continued the tradition of getting dunked on by a Louisville player. Montrezl Harrell made his summer league debut, Terry Rozier led the Celtics in scoring, and Wayne Blackshear made the most of his minutes last night. Here is how they did…
Yesterday was a pretty eventful day for former Louisville Cardinals in the NBA Summer League. Russ Smith hit a game winning shot against Peyton Siva’s team, and Terry Rozier led the Celtics in scoring. Not a bad day. Here are the stats…
If there is anyone that used the workouts with NBA teams to improve his draft stock, it was Terry Rozier. Thought to be a second rounder, Rozier worked his way up in the months leading up to the draft to maybe the mid-late 20s in the first round. He impressed the Boston Celtics even more than that, as they took him with the 16th pick overall.
Check out this video with Peyton Siva highlights from Saturday’s game between the Pistons and Celtics. The Celtics had a 19 point lead early in the game, and Peyton Siva brought a lot of energy on the court and sparked a comeback. Siva finished with 3 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals in 15 minutes.