Rozier posted 12 points (5-15 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 111-82 win over the Bulls. Rozier played his most minutes from the bench all season Wednesday night, with his only higher minutes count coming from his spot start last Friday. Rozier has proven in the past he can be effective when given the opportunity, and although he was not as efficient as some would have hoped in this contest, he came off the bench and led the offense with the lead in hand, showing he is capable to step in at any time and produce when called upon.
Rozier finished with 22 points (7-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in 36 minutes during Friday's 123-115 loss to the Jazz. Rozier was given the starting nod Friday, replacing Kyrie Irving (personal) who was away from the team. Rozier once again demonstrated his ability to run the team finishing with a team-high 22 points in 36 minutes. Irving will be back in uniform for the Celtics next game which will send Rozier back to his bench role.
Rozier will start at point guard for Friday's game against the Jazz, Jay King of The Athletic reports. Rozier will replace Kyrie Irving (personal) as the primary ball handler in the first unit. He thrived in the role last year while Irving was sidelined, and figures to be a popular DFS play as a result. Irving is expected to be back Sunday, so Rozier will likely return to his reserve role.
Rozier had just four points but added four assists, four steals, and three rebounds in 24 minutes during Thursday's 101-95 victory over the Thunder. Rozier managed four steals Thursday but offered little else across the stat sheet. He has slotted back into the second unit which has presumably had a negative impact on his fantasy value. He will still have the odd scoring outburst but his poor efficiency coupled with reduced playing time means he should probably be left for deeper formats.
Rozier yielded five points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist across 15 minutes in Monday's 93-90 ugly home loss to Orlando. Rozier was one of many Celtics to struggle with his shot as the team shot a poor 41 percent from the field for their second straight contest. Integrating healthy versions of Kryie Irving and Gordon Hayward into the offense has, surprisingly, proved harder than expected, and everyone in the lineup is suffering. Through four games, Rozier is averaging 8.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 22 minutes per contest. As expected, the return of Irving and Hayward have meant a slight dip in playing time for Rozier, who averaged 26 minutes per game last season.
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