Not even one week passed after the faithful end of the Boston Celtics’ dramatic, disappointing season. The team nearly made it to NBA Lottery night without another bout with turbulence, then Terry Rozier made the rounds in Bristol, Connecticut. 

Stephen A. Smith pressed him: if the same team returns, would he return to Boston? 

“I might have to go,” Rozier said. “I put up with a lot this year. So I said what I said after the season. I think we all know that I’m not trying to step into that again.” 

Rozier said that since the ball was in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward’s hands most of the time, he got relegated to the “corner or on the bench.” Rozier averaged the second-most time of possession on the Celtics, with 3.7 minutes per game, behind Irving. He received six more touches per game than Hayward.