Celtics Notes: Randolph, Rozier, Ainge

Earlier in the week, the Celtics agreed to a training camp deal with Levi Randolph, who appears willing to play for the team’s D-League affiliate. You can check out all of the moves that were made last week in our Week In Review page.

Here’s more from Boston:

  • Terry Rozier‘s motor was a major factor in the Celtics selecting him in the first round, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com writes. “We had him in for two workouts. And he came in on his second workout and he had been to 18 different workouts. He still had a burst and a desire and a drive that was not going to be thwarted by fatigue. Here’s a guy that had been all over the country, had every reason to be less than his best, but just was striving to get what he ultimately wanted and that’s to be not only an NBA player, but to be a good NBA player,” coach Brad Stevens said.
  • Rozier joins Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley to give the Celtics a trio of defensive-minded guards. Despite the overlap in skills, President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge believes they made the right call with the No. 16 overall pick, Ian Thomsen of NBA.com writes. “We were picking the best guy available,” said Ainge of his unpredicted investment in Rozier. “I like tough guys that can defend. In order to win playoff games you’ve got to have guys that can match up with the [Stephen] Currys and Kyrie Irvings and James Hardens – there’s a lot of really good offensive players. Our three guys are really good defenders, and I think their offense is progressing.”
  • Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Jordan Mickey are all likely to be on Boston’s opening day roster, Thomsen adds in the same piece.
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4 thoughts on “Celtics Notes: Randolph, Rozier, Ainge

  1. Dana Gauruder

    Brad Stevens is going to have a tough time sorting out his guard rotation, especially if Rozier shows enough in camp to warrant regular playing time.

    • Z.....

      I’m interested to see what the rotation is at the 4/5

      • Chuck Myron

        If it were me, I’d start David Lee and Amir Johnson, then Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller off the bench. Not all of those four will be available for all 82, so Jordan Mickey would have a chance to play his way into the rotation. I’d also have a decent chunk of Jonas Jerebko’s minutes come at the four.


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