PHOENIX -- The most predictable subplot of the 2018-19 season has come into play just ten games into the Celtics' campaign: Not everyone is thrilled with their playing time.
That includes point guard Terry Rozier who has spoken about the toughness of his situation repeatedly this season to Bostonsportsjournal.com and others.
There's no denying that the Celtics have tested the trade waters on Rozier in the past six months. Bostonsportsjournal.com back in June that the C's inquired about his value with several teams before ultimately opting to keep the 24-year-old guard who had become a big part of the team's success even when Kyrie Irving was healthy last season.
Still, the trade winds appear to be picking up steam again after Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that several teams are 'waiting' on the potential availability of Rozier in a trade. Meanwhile, the Celtics as a team and Rozier have stumbled at times over the course of a 6-4 start, with Rozier playing to his usual skillset from both a positive and negative standpoint. Great rebounding, a low turnover rate, solid 3-point shooting are the plusses. Lackluster finishing at the rim (32 percent on 2-point field goals) and a low assist rate remain the main negatives of his game.
With seemingly too many mouths to feed on the Celtics bench, Rozier, on the surface, would appear to be a trade candidate if Danny Ainge wanted to shake things up. However, a league source tells Bostonsportsjournal.com that a trade of Rozier during the season is extremely unlikely. A closer look at the factors in play make it easy to see why.