BOSTON (CBS) — Rumor has it that Terry Rozier is not happy with his playing time. Danny Ainge says don’t believe every rumor you hear.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons “reported” Wednesday that Rozier isn’t pleased with his decrease in minutes off the bench to start the season. But Ainge shot down those rumors Thursday morning during his weekly appearance on 98.5 The Sport Hub’s Toucher & Rich.
“I talk to Terry quite a bit and I haven’t heard any of those types of things, so I don’t know how reliable any of the sources or rumors are,” said Ainge. “Terry hasn’t shared any of those with me and I think he would if he were feeling that way.
“Terry knew going in this year what his situation what his role was going to be and he was as excited and enthusiastic as anybody on our team for the upcoming season,” added Ainge.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania piggybacked Simmons’ report on Wednesday and reported that seven teams are monitoring Rozier’s situation, ready to pounce if he ends up demanding a trade. Ainge said Thursday that no teams have called him about Rozier since that start of the season, and felt the number of teams interested in the guard were exaggerated.