The Virtue of Patience: Witnessing Terry Rozier’s Growth

Terry Rozier is finally showing the development that Danny Ainge expected when he was selected in the first round

Two summers ago, the Boston Celtics drafted Terry Rozier with the sixteenth overall pick. The move was largely panned by fans and pundits. Boston’s roster at the time already included several small guards, and both the team’s best player, Isaiah Thomas, and the man everyone hoped was its star in the making, Marcus Smart, played the same position as Rozier. It seemed fair to suggest tha the Celtics could have used their pick on a position of greater need, be it a bigger wing, or a potential rim protector.