Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics had his season ended in a blow out loss to the Milwaukee Bucks int he second round of the playoffs. It now appears that may have also ended his tenure as a Celtic all together.
After the 116-91 loss in Milwaukee, Rozier did not hold back any details in how he felt about this season when speaking with Yahoo Sports. He would commend head coach Brad Stevens for his efforts but let it be known the chemistry in the locker room was off.
“Everybody was running around with their heads cut off, like chickens,” Rozier said. “Coach was in a tough position, one of the toughest positions, dealing with all these guys with attitudes, all that shit. Guys that’s All-Stars, guys getting paid a lot of money, guys trying to get paid. It’s tough.”
Last year when the Celtics made a deep run in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, Rozier started at the point guard spot and helped take a LeBron James led team to a Game 7 in the Conference Finals. This year, he supported returning star Kyrie Irving in the backup role, very likely one of the “Guys that’s All-Stars” he referred to and he may not have found it to be fair.
“A lot of things weren’t fair to me, but it’s not about me. That’s why I don’t bitch and complain,” Rozier said. “I don’t give a fuck what nobody say, I sacrificed the most out of anybody. I’m a top point guard in this league. I feel like it’s a fresh start, whether I’m here or whether I’m gone.”
The “whether I’m here” may be in reference to the rumors that Kyrie Irving will leave for one of the teams in New York City this summer. If Irving stays, Terry, a restricted free agent, may field offers to take his services elsewhere.
Once the playoffs, draft lottery and the actual NBA Draft wrap up, the league will then move into the free agency period on July 1.