Could Terry Rozier see himself playing for Knicks? Celtics guard has interesting answer

Nick Goss
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Could Terry Rozier see himself playing for Knicks? Celtics guard has interesting answer originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier visited ESPN on Tuesday and set NBA Twitter ablaze with some of his comments regarding his own future and what went wrong with the team during the 2018-19 season.

The 25-year-old said "I might have to go" if the Celtics' roster stays intact for next season, and he also talked about the challenges of playing next to Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving.

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Rozier also was asked on ESPN show "Jalen and Jacoby" if he could see himself living in New York City and playing for the Knicks, and the C's guard gave an interesting answer.

Rozier is a restricted free agent this summer, which means the Celtics can match any offer he receives from a rival team.

NBC Sports Boston Celtics insider A. Sherrod Blakely reported Monday, citing league sources, that the Knicks are interested in Rozier and C's forward Marcus Morris in free agency. Irving, of course, has been linked to the Knicks in many free-agent rumors over the years. ESPN's Stephen  A. Smith tweeted over the weekend there's "a 95 percent chance" Irving and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant are planning on going to the Knicks this summer.

It's hard to imagine Rozier playing for the Knicks if Irving is there, too. The Irving-Rozier fit clearly didn't work in Boston this past season, and there's little reason to believe it would happen in New York. Rozier also deserves to be a starting point guard, and that role would be unavailable on an Irving-led Knicks team.

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