The Boston Celtics could have a major problem at the point guard position if rumors are to be believed.
Firstly, rumors are still circulating suggesting All-Star Kyrie Irving may leave Boston for New York, and even though he’s shot down those rumors himself, you can never be 100% sure until pen is put to paper on that contract.
Furthermore, recent reports are saying the Celtics backup point guard, Terry Rozier — who lifted his game massively for the C’s after Kyrie sat out the playoffs last season due to injury — may be looking to head elsewhere as well if he can’t crack into the Celtics starting lineup this season.
According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Rozier is hellbent on becoming a starter in the NBA, and will be seeking a starting spot, as well as a starting salary, when he hits free agency next summer.
The Celtics and point guard Terry Rozier will not come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to Monday’s deadline, two league sources told the Globe.
According to one source, Rozier is determined to become a starting point guard in the NBA, and next summer will seek the minutes and money of a starter, perhaps in the $20 million-per-season range.
“There’s not going to be any extension,” the source said. “It’s hard to envision a deal that would make sense for both sides.”
Rozier will definitely have suitors ready to offer him what he’s looking for next offseason after Terry was one of many bright spots for the Celtics last postseason, averaging 16.5 points and 5.7 assists a game in 19 starts.