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Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier
Position: G
Born: 03/17/94
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $1,906,440
The Celtics have one of the NBA’s better backcourts, a nice blend of offense (Isaiah Thomas), defense (Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier) and a burgeoning star capable of both (Avery Bradley). It’s also one of the league’s most affordable, with Bradley ($8.3 million) and Thomas ($6.6 million) making well below market value, and Smart and Rozier on rookie deals. That will change soon. Smart is eligible for an extension in 2017. A $10 million-plus offer will be the starting point of negotiations. Thomas and Bradley will be free agents in 2018, eligible for max salaries of $32.4 million per season. Neither will likely come near that, but understand: This is the ballpark Boston is playing in. The Celtics won’t pay all of them. They can’t pay all of them, not if they want to continue to pursue another impact player. If the Celtics make a significant trade, it will undoubtedly include one or more of their star guards.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have exercised the contract options for Terry Rozier’s third year and Marcus Smart’s fourth year. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Rozier, a 6’2” guard, has appeared in all three games for the Celtics during the 2016-17 season and has posted averages of 6.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.33 steals in 23.9 minutes per game.
Rozier is just 22 years old and still learning the rhythm of a long and grueling NBA season. Wade turns 35 in January and continues to be a dominant and durable force. When Rozier was a teenager, he wanted to mimic Wade’s almost reckless style of attack. As his career progresses, he believes he can learn from Wade’s longevity. “It just shows how much not just work he puts on the court but off the court, too, to take care of his body and play that many seasons to have a long career like that,” Rozier said. “I feel like that’s everybody’s goal. You want to make as much money as you can and enjoy playing this game as much as you can, but it has a lot to do with how you take care of yourself.”
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he doesn’t view the organization as not capitalizing on its assets from the Nets trade and the Rivers deal. He said Hunter’s departure was a matter of depth. “Right now, the hardest thing is I like R.J. and we’ve invested time in him,” said Ainge. “I see Jaylen and Terry [Rozier] and Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson and Abdel Nader, who had a terrific summer with us, and the two kids over in Europe that are playing fantastic right now. The draft is the draft, as we all know.