Boston Celtics Rumors: Terry Rozier gets the payday he desires

Boston Celtics Terry Rozier (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics Terry Rozier (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Terry Rozier got the contract that he desired. The only drawback is that it isn’t with the Boston Celtics.

From the start of the offseason it looked like Terry Rozier wouldn’t be returning to the Boston Celtics. Now Rozier’s departure is official. He signed a new deal with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

I might be in the minority but I really enjoyed Rozier’s time in Boston. He was quite the character and when he was “on” he was a great guard.

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Rozier did do a lot of damage at the beginning of the offseason. He went scorched Earth on the Boston Celtics in multiple ESPN interviews. It was like he was doing everything in his power to get out of Boston.

Rozier wanted something that the Boston Celtics couldn’t offer him… a starting job. We saw last season that Rozier’s game takes a dip when he isn’t playing a lot of minutes.

But Rozier definitely has the skills to be a starting point guard. We saw him play rather well during the 2018 playoffs with Kyrie Irving out due to injury. Rozier averaged 16.5 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.3 assists per game.

Now Rozier will get a chance to prove that he is a worthy investment. Charlotte is giving Rozier a 3 year, $58 million contract. There is no way that the Celtics were going to pay him that much.

That contract is pretty impressive considering Rozier’s sample size is rather small. He only averaged 9 points last season and has only started 30 games in his entire career.

In the end I am glad that Rozier got paid and that the Boston Celtics were smart enough to not pay that much of price for an unproven point guard.

dark. Next. Kemba Walker the perfect mix of Kyrie and Isaiah

Hopefully Rozier will make MJ proud but I don’t expect the Hornets to make the playoffs anytime soon with Rozier at the helm.