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Danny Ainge hasn't ruled out Terry Rozier returning to Celtics

Gabby Guerard
June 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm

After the Celtics lost to the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Terry Rozier wasted no time in voicing his frustrations about the season. Even after the comments he made across several of ESPN’s shows back on May 14, Danny Ainge can envision a scenario where Rozier comes back to Boston.

“You guys know I’m a big fan of Terry’s,” the Celtics president of basketball operations said at the Auerbach Center on Wednesday. “You know, I don’t always agree with how everybody handles the media, just like they probably don’t agree with how I handle the media, or things that I say. But, we don’t always think alike, and that’s what makes the game fun.”

During his conversation with Mike Greenberg on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Rozier elaborated on his experience as Kyrie Irving’s backup. Based on Rozier’s comments, the two don’t have much in common besides their position, especially when it comes to style of play and attitude.

He said Irving was a “great guy, great leader,” but that teammates “have to adjust to his style,” because, “Whatever Kyrie wants done he’s going to show it, that’s what he wants done. And you have to adjust to his style of play and how he goes about every game and every day.”

Yet, Ainge thinks Rozier could come back to the Celtics — but under the right circumstances for Rozier. At the very least, he believes Rozier would tell him directly if he had zero interest in the possibility.

“I think that if Terry was in the right circumstance, in the right role, like I think he’d love playing in Boston, is my opinion, and if not, then I think Terry would let me know that,” Ainge said.