Rozier and the Hornets have agreed to terms on a three-year, $58 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The deal requires a sign-and-trade to complete, and while the details aren't yet clear, both Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker, who are reportedly headed to Brooklyn and Boston, respectively, could also be involved. If Rozier does ultimately land in Charlotte, he'd immediately step into the role vacated by Walker on what will likely be a high-lottery team. Of course, that would entail a rather drastic increase in Rozier's fantasy value after he spent much of last season struggling to find his niche on a deep Celtics team.
Rozier will have his rights renounced by Boston, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Rozier had a qualifying offer extended to him earlier in the day. But with the news that Kemba Walker is expected to sign with the Celtics, the team has ultimately decided to let Rozier walk. He should garner interested from several teams who are in need of a starting-caliber point guard.
Rozier was extended a qualifying offer by the Celtics on Saturday, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Despite Boston being linked to Kemba Walker, the organization will still opt to extend Rozier a qualifying offer as a backup plan. Rozier was vocal last season about wanting a bigger role, and there may be teams out there willing to make him a starting point guard. Though his shooting efficiency leaves something to be desired, Rozier has shown solid passing and defensive upside.
Rozier delivered 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and three assists across 20 minutes in Sunday's 112-90 Game 1 road win over the the Bucks.
Rozier and Gordon Hayward once again led the second unit during Sunday's big win. With Marcus Smart injured (oblique), Rozier has averaged 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 19 minutes through five playoff contests. Jaylen Brown, not Rozier, is seeing the extra bump in floor time due to Smart's injury. Rozier and his Boston teammates will vie for a 2-0 lead Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Rozier totaled 21 points (8-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists and a steal over 24 minutes Tuesday against the Wizards.
Rozier put together a well-rounded performance in a 116-110 victory for the Celtics. Although Boston was without all five of its usual starts, Rosier and company managed to get the job done. Following the season finale, Rozier will slot back in as the backup point guard behind Kyrie Irving for the postseason.
Rozier will start at point guard Tuesday against Washington.
As anticipated, Rozier will serve as Boston's primary ball handler with the majority of their key rotation players out for rest.
Rozier (illness) is available for Sunday's game against Orlando, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports. Rozier will face an unspecified minutes restriction.
Rozier played just seven minutes Friday due to illness and went back to the locker room to receive an IV at the half, but he feels well enough to take the court Sunday. He'll return to his role as the backup point guard and should be slated for his usual workload.
Rozier (illness) appears to be on track to play Sunday against Orlando, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rozier remains questionable after he left Friday's game with an illness, but Brad Stevens implied at shootaround that the backup point guard is feeling better. The Celtics are expected to have a full allotment of players available Sunday, including Jaylen Brown (back).
Rozier is questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic due to an illness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rozier played just seven minutes Friday against the Pacers, as it's possible he was feeling under the weather then. More information may arrive following the Celtics' morning activities.
Rozier won't be available for the remainder of Friday's game due to illness.
Rozier put up three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and collected an assist over seven minutes before being ruled out. Brad Wanamaker could see more run as a result.
Rozier will start Saturday against the Nets, John Karalis of MassLive.com reports.
Kyrie Irving is out for rest, prompting Rozier to start. Across Rozier's past three starts, he's averaging 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 30.7 minutes.
Rozier will come of the bench Friday against the Pacers, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Kyrie Irving (rest) is back in the starting five, so Rozier will resume his usual role off the pine. As a reserve, he's averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 21.4 minutes.
Rozier posted 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 116-106 road win in Cleveland.
Rozier got the start with Kyrie Irving out (rest). While not particularly efficient, Rozier's aggressive play helped seal the win for the struggling C's, who had lost four straight heading into Cleveland. Statistically, this was a disappointing game for the point guard, who through 12 starts this season has averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Boston now heads home to face the Pacers Friday night, in what should be a key contest for Eastern Conference playoff positioning.
Rozier amassed 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt), six rebounds, and one assist in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 loss to the 76ers.
Rozier got hot from beyond the arc and turned in a quality stat line. The fact that Marcus Smart was ejected in the third quarter resulted in a little bit more opportunity for Rozier, and he capitalized on that by scoring at least 20 points for the second time in the last four games. With Kyrie Irving expected to receive a night or two off for rest purposes across the final 10 regular season games of 2018-19, Rozier should be expected to draw at least another start or two to close out the current campaign.
Rozier (illness) will be available for Saturday's game against the Hawks, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Something appears to be going around in the Celtics' locker room, as Rozier, Daniel Theis, and Guerschon Yabusele were all questionable with an illness. However, Rozier it appears Rozier has been given the green light and will presumably resume his role backing up Kyrie Irving at point guard.
Rozier (illness) is questionable Saturday against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Rozier missed Thursday's win over Sacramento due to an illness, and it's possible he'll remain sidelined over the weekend. We may learn more about his status following the Celtics' pregame activities.
Rozier will not play Thursday against the Kings due to an illness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rozier went off for 26 points in Monday's loss to the Clippers, but he'll be sidelined Thursday while battling an unspecified illness. The hope is that the Louisville product will be back in action Saturday versus Atlanta.
Rozier amassed 26 points (10-14 FG, 6-9 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 26 minutes during Monday's 140-115 loss to the Clippers.
Rozier matched his season-high with 26 points in Monday's blowout loss to the Clippers. This game was a disaster for the Celtics and a number of bench players were able to see additional run. Rozier has put up numbers like this in the past but he could very well shift back to a 20-minute role for the next game. He is more of a fringe standard league player given his inability to contribute in multiple categories and typically low efficiency.
Rozier will start Wednesday's game against the Kings, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rozier will start in place of Kyrie Irving, who's out with a bruised thigh. In 10 previous starts this season, Rozier's averaged 13.3 points, 5.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 30.8 minutes of run.
Rozier (knee) is listed as available to play for Friday's game against the Wizards.
As expected, Rozier will be good to go Friday after being sidelined for Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers with a sore left knee. Rozier will return to being the team's backup at point guard after the team operated without one against Portland.
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