Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier has highlighted the biggest issue the team is facing this season.
The 24-year-old, who stepped up for the Celtics during Kyrie Irving's absence last season, is now on the radar of several other teams. And with free agency looming, there's no telling where he'll end up next summer.
This season has proven to be a tough one for Brad Stevens men and they have fallen way below expectations after being tipped to dominate in the East. Rozier, meanwhile, has claimed that some players get more leeway than others.
"It’s definitely tough, man," the guard said in an interview with The Athletic this week after being asked how hard it's been for players to make sacrifices on their stacked roster. "It’s definitely tough. Some guys have more leeway than others, and that’s just what it is. That’s on a lot of teams."
The player reckons things should pick up soon, however, especially after helping the Cs win three games on the bounce.
"We’ve got special guys," he said. "Gordon Hayward, he’s been special, coming back from an injury. He showed last game what he’s capable of and things like that. So we’ve got a lot of great talent. Once we put that all together, we’ll be where we want to be."
Asked about his special goals for the season, Rozier revealed he plans to keep things simple.
"Just thug out this year and do what I’m supposed to do: help my team be successful in the (best) way I can," he said.
"There’s gonna be some ups and downs. There’s already been some downs. But that’s part of it.
"So I’m done with all the bulls**t. I just want to help my team be successful."
What This Means
Rozier has basically admitted that he's a victim of favoritism, yet he seems genuinely keen on helping the Celtics succeed even with the knowledge that he would probably be a starter on many other teams in the NBA.
The Celtics, meanwhile, have won four of their last five games and will hope for a fourth consecutive victory when they host the New York Knicks on Thursday night.