Celtics

Danny Ainge confirms Rozier extension negotiations, discusses Irving commitment

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Danny Ainge acknowledged on Thursday morning in an interview with “Toucher & Rich.” that the team’s negotiations with Terry Rozier remain ongoing ahead of the extension deadline on Oct. 15.

“I don’t like to get into public negotiations, but we have had conversations,” Ainge said. “I don’t know where that’s going to end up, but either way, I think Terry and I feel great about whatever way Terry chooses to go. Those negotiations will go on until October 15th.”

BostonSportsJournal.com first reported the Celtics had been active in negotiations with the 24-year-old guard on Tuesday evening, despite the fact that the team already had two point guards committed for the future next season in Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart.

While Irving isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future, it’s understandable to see why the Celtics would have the incentive to lock up Rozier over the long term.