It all started when reports suggested Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier
Rozier unexpectedly got a ton of time on the court last year when Kyrie Irving when down, but now the team's star ball handler is back and Rozier is back to being a bench player.
Unexpected early-season Celts subplot: Terry Rozier (restricted FA next summer) has been unhappy w/ his PT all season, word has gotten around the league, and everyone now knows the Celtics need to trade him... which, of course, makes it harder to trade him.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) November 7, 2018
It was quite the afternoon for the third-year guard, who is only averaging 22 minutes and seven points per game after averaging 26 minutes and 11 points last year. He also helped lead the Celtics, who were without All-Stars Kyrie Irving
It wouldn't have been surprising if Rozier
Danny Ainge tells @Toucherandrich that Terry Rozier hasn't complained about playing time, and no teams have called about his availability. https://t.co/IkEPwyCF8O @ChrisForsberg_ pic.twitter.com/4RQpc5vAT4— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) November 8, 2018
Even Rozier himself shot down the rumors after the morning's shootaround.
“If you know me,” says Terry Rozier, “I’d never be one to complain about playing time.”— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 8, 2018
The 6-4 Celtics take on a pretty bad Suns team tonight, so maybe Rozier will get some extra run. Maybe he won't. It sounds like he's just fine being a Celtic either way. At least until February.