These trade Kyrie threads are getting ridiculous, even with the spin the OP put on this thread. One of the things that seems to be missing is the level at which we池e judging these two players differently. For Rozier, the argument seems to be that he has proven himself to be a starter. For Kyrie, is he a top 10 player in the world, and where will he rank as an all-time PG after he retires. Rozier is a great back-up PG, and a serviceable starter. I have no doubt in my mind that the Celtics would not be 1-6 on the road in the playoffs, if Kyrie was the starter.
The Celtics have arguably a top 3 PG in the league with Kyrie. I知 sure Danny could try to get Kawhi Leonard using Kyrie as trade bait, but that literally makes no sense. Yes Kawhi is a great player, but the Celtics already have all-star caliber players at the possible two (or three) positions that he could play. I知 also definitely not trading an elite player in Kyrie, who has proven himself all year to be a team first player, for a guy in Kawhi that has put himself before his team and bailed on his teammates. I strongly believe the Celtics will be able to extend Kyrie, however, I would have very little confidence that Kawhi would sign an extension without testing free agency.