Terry Rozier is about to enter his 3rd year in the NBA. He has not done much yet, but I feel like this could be a year that he takes a big leap when it comes to his level of play.
Rozier is most likely going to have an increased role this season. He has a tremendous relationship with Brad Steven, head coach, and has shown little flashes in the past two years.
All that said, Rozier is going to see an uptick of minutes solely because he is getting better and one of the four returning players from last year's 53-win team.
I had said it for a while prior to the Avery Bradley trade, Terry Rozier will soon be better than Bradley so ship out Avery. Which they did. Yet, they would not trade Rozier for Ibaka. That shows me that the organization believes in Rozier, as do I. He is an athletic guard, which the Celtics clearly love. He gets to the rim with ease. However, he just needs to finish at the rim. If he does that, he'll be golden. He also grabs rebounds and shows defensive potential.
I see Terry Rozier fitting into what Marcus Smart's role was last season. Maybe not as many minutes, but just as much importance.
Terry Rozier, my man, it is time to step up.