NBA Rumors: Terry Rozier on Bulls' radar, could be 'exactly who the team needs'

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

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Terry Rozier just wants to be wanted. Apparently he's getting his wish.

The Boston Celtics guard is on the Chicago Bulls' radar as he enters restricted free agency, The Athletic's Darnell Mayberry reported Thursday.

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The Bulls are drawn to Rozier's "fearless play and hard-nosed defensive effort," according to Mayberry, who reports there's a "genuine belief" in Chicago that Rozier "could be exactly who the team needs."

Mayberry's report comes just two days after Rozier aired out his grievances with the Celtics, pointing to the sacrifices he made this season as a backup to Kyrie Irving and admitting he wouldn't want to stay in Boston if Irving and Gordon Hayward return for another season.

It appears the Bulls are at least interested in giving Rozier the fresh start he covets, although the 25-year-old guard has some competition: Chicago also is interested in free-agent point guard Patrick Beverly, according to Mayberry, and must decide if Rozier is even an upgrade over current point guard Kris Dunn, who has very comparable numbers.

If the Bulls are serious about pursuing Rozier, they'll need to send him an offer sheet, which the Celtics then can choose to match.

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