NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Talks About Terry Rozier And His Struggle Coming Off The Bench

Celtics guards Terry Rozier and Kyrie Irving

Last season, Terry Rozier was one of the players who stepped up when the Boston Celtics lost superstars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to injury. Rozier, together with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals where they forced a Game 7 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the 19 postseason games he played as the Celtics’ starting point guard, the 24-year-old point guard averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals on 40.6 percent shooting from the field and 34.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Terry Rozier’s performance in the 2017-18 NBA season proved that he’s ready for the starting role. Unfortunately, when Kyrie Irving returned from injury, Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens was left with no choice but to demote Rozier to the bench. Rozier has noticeably struggled in the Celtics’ second unit and admitted that the adjustments he made have been difficult.

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