According to The Boston Globe, the Celtics and Terry Rozier won’t come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to Monday’s deadline.
A source from The Boston Globe stated that Rozier is looking to become a starting point guard in the NBA, and plans on being on a team that can give him starting minutes and a good amount of money this upcoming off-season.
“There’s not going to be any extension,” the source said. “It’s hard to envision a deal that would make sense for both sides.”
The Rozier extension would’ve been unlikely for the Boston Celtics because of Rozier’s role as the backup to Kyrie Irving. With Kyrie Irving publicly announcing that he intends on resigning with the Boston Celtics this offseason, Rozier’s interest in signing the extension became that much more unlikely.
Rozier stepped up last season when Kyrie came down with a season-ending injury and played a huge part in Boston’s success in the postseason. Rozier averaged 16.5 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.3 rebounds for the entire playoffs in 36.6 minutes of action.
Rozier is likely to be a restricted free agent this upcoming summer, which means that the Celtics can match anyone’s offer and bring back Rozier. However, the luxury tax and Rozier’s desire to start may make the situation a bit rough. Rozier can also accept the Celtics $4.3 million qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.