Bill Simmons thinks Terry Rozier will be traded within next 10 days
09 November, 2018, 15:44
Celtics: The team's 13 points in the first quarter were a season low.
Ainge also said Rozier hasn't talked to him or coach Brad Stevens about being unhappy with his role. Filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving as the C's starting point guard for the entirety of their 19-game 2018 postseason run, Rozier broke out with 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, along with a team-leading 36.6 minutes per game.
Then, things started getting weird. Irving was the only starter to make a field goal in the first half.
Marcus Morris added 17 points and drained the tying 3-point basket in regulation as Boston recovered from a 22-point third-quarter deficit.
Once the game hit overtime, Irving took over.
Back when come-from-behind victories were the norm but never got old. "I'm finished with all that".
For the first time this season, the Celtics were the underdog again.
Smart, who could be seen shouting at the bench during a second-half huddle, is suitably steamed.
Boston got the lead down to 14 in the second, but a 3 from Booker gave the Suns a 48-26 advantage with 4:31 left in the half. "There's a key word that goes into this whole entire season and that's patience", said Irving. "I'm gonna say yes". "Terry hasn't shared any of those with me and I think he would if he were feeling that way. Miscommunications on defence. A little bit of everything", Booker said.
"We just fell apart down the stretch". It's sad that it takes something like that for us to be down like that to do that. He fed Morris at the top of the 3-point arc, who then handed off to Kyrie Irving who had just streaked in from the backcourt. Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Brown were a combined 0 for 15.
But the Celtics will enter with renewed vigor and a fresh reminder of what they are capable of when they play to their abilities.
National Basketball Association insider Shams Charania reported on Wednesday that several National Basketball Association teams were interested in trading for Rozier. "That's patience", he said. "And that's even within the games". We're going to be OK. We're going to be OK, no matter what's going on out there.