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In the past four games, Terry Rozier's minutes have not noticeably increased, but both his production and shooting percentages have soared. In the most-recent four games, he is notching 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals, and he is shooting 58.3% on field goals, 52.4% on threes and 83.3% on free throws. His season averages show 9.1 points on 39.0% from the floor and 36.9% from beyond the arc while adding 4.4 boards.


The Celtics are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring from the bench, with an average of 30.9 PPG from the reserves. While Rozier's shooting percentages may not be sustainable, there is no reason Terry can't maintain the scoring, rebounds and assists. He is in his third year in the League and has improved each season. He could possibly be on the verge of a breakout, and the timing would be near-perfect.


Rozier is a tenacious and effective defender, but his offense and playmaking have been sporadic at times. His offensive numbers for the past four games are solid, particularly since they came about with virtually no increase in floor time. A breakout for the second half of the 2017-18 season would be a real boost for the Celtics push towards the playoffs.

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Tom Lane 1/01/2018 01:27:00 PM Edit
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