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Report: Phoenix Suns target Celtics guard Terry Rozier for possible trade and strike out

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After moving on from Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss, Phoenix hit the market looking for a point guard and put in a call to Boston. No dice.

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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier was reported as a possible Phoenix Suns trade target.
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The Phoenix Suns are in the market for a point guard and have recently come asking after Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier. According to a report from John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, the Suns have asked after a number of high-value backcourt leaders, but have yet to gain any traction in proposed deals.

Phoenix was already on the move today, after a significant trade sent Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to Houston. The Suns are a far cry from the roster just four seasons ago that was stacked with backcourt talent.

Boston is less than two months away from an October 15 deadline to sign Rozier to an extension, whose value spiked during his electric performance in the 2017-2018 playoffs. Allowing that deadline to elapse would send Rozier into restricted free agency next summer. Resigning the young guard could add to a looming tax bill and perhaps further complicate the Celtics’ salary cap situation as they angle to resign Kyrie Irving and Al Horford.

As news dribbled out on Twitter today, Rozier responded:

At least for now, Scary Terry remains a Celtic.