Terry Rozier went on First Take right now and Stephen A. Smith requested him if he would need to play with the identical teammates once more subsequent yr. Rozier laughed however answered matter-of-factly that “I may need to go.”
It doesn’t take a lot to learn between the traces that Rozier doesn’t need to play on the identical workforce as Kyrie Irving once more. Whereas this may increasingly or might not even be for interpersonal causes, Rozier is a competitor and undoubtedly needs to play extra minutes.
In final season’s playoffs, Rozier averaged greater than twice as many minutes — 36.6 vs. 18.zero — as he did on this postseason. Within the common season, Rozier averaged three much less minutes per recreation this season than final, which doesn’t initially fairly sound like a giant deal however he’s at some extent in his profession the place he needs to be in an ascendant position, not sacrificing minutes.
Rozier is signed by way of subsequent season — after which he turns into a restricted free agent — so he doesn’t have a lot say within the matter apart from doubtlessly demanding a commerce, nevertheless it’s simple to see for myriad the reason why he wouldn’t need to again up Kyrie Irving anymore.