Trade rumors are swirling for a young Boston Celtics guard after he tweeted something following the team’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
Celtics guard Terry Rozier took to Twitter after his team’s close loss to the Hornets on Monday night, appearing to voice his frustration. Some are interpreting his tweet as a “trade me” one.
“Let’s do us ALL a favor,” he tweeted.
Let’s do us ALL a favor
— Terry Rozier (@T_Rozzay3) November 20, 2018
The Celtics fell to 9-8 with the loss on Monday night and have been one of the most-disappointing teams in the NBA so far this season.
Brad Stevens has been unable to figure out a way to get the best out of his deep lineup, with players like Rozier and Jaylen Brown appearing to be frustrated with their decreased roles.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons tweeted earlier this month that Rozier was unhappy with his role and might want out via a trade.
“Unexpected early-season Celts subplot: Terry Rozier (restricted FA next summer) has been unhappy w/ his PT all season, word has gotten around the league, and everyone now knows the Celtics need to trade him… which, of course, makes it harder to trade him,” he tweeted.
“The teams that make the most sense are Phoenix and Orlando, but neither team should be trading an asset to have a BETTER record this season. Intriguing possibility: San Antonio.”
“Most fun Rozier Trade idea: Rozier to Phoenix, Boston gets the rights to swap either their 2019 Sacramento 1st or their Memphis 1st (top-8 protected) for Phoenix’s 2019 1st (make it top-1 protected) … OR, if they decide not to swap in June, just take Phx’s 2019 2nd round pick.”
Unexpected early-season Celts subplot: Terry Rozier (restricted FA next summer) has been unhappy w/ his PT all season, word has gotten around the league, and everyone now knows the Celtics need to trade him… which, of course, makes it harder to trade him.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) November 7, 2018
Rozier, 24, is averaging 8.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game for the Celtics so far this season. His averages aren’t that far off what he did in 2017-18, but in the postseason, he played 36.6 minutes a game and averaged 16.5 points and nearly 6 assists a contest.