For Rozier, I hope he wins the Celtics a title. He has really taken a huge leap this year.
I think Irving is the right player to keep though. He is age correct, is a significant offensive threat and is a point guard. Irving doesn't win a big game on fireworks. He wins it using his talent and calm.
Terry Rozier deserves an award as the best defensive "free safety" in the NBA. He has made more important interceptions this year than I can count.
Irving can slip into Kyrie/ISOball, but, with the right team around him? He is better than Terry.
I wonder about trading anyone on the roster for a "draft pick." Should Rozier be traded for a first rounder, what is Ainge going to do with that player? Will he be top 10? If he isn't NBA ready, we are paying out a lot of money to a player who can't help the list of guys below try to win a title.
Brown-Tatum-Hayward-Irving + Horford pretty much covers it doesn't it?. All other roster spots are for guys "who can play" right? Like...ummm...Rozier?
Maybe Danny trades him for a 2021 first rounder and a rotation player, but, Danny doesn't have any money for anything "big" unless he trades a big salary.
Danny could wait to the deadline and trade Terry to a team that has lost their PG?
Yes, a "new" first round salary at $5M in 2018 is ok, but, how many minutes is this new guy gonna get? We have a guy like Bird who is cheap and could be the third string back court guy or a veteran contract somewhere.