As the NBA off-season continues, all of the big news stories and free agency signings seem to be winding down. As someone who mostly writes about the NBA here at WTP, I need to find some way to get some content out. That brings us to what absolutely nobody asked for, but you’re getting it anyways! Welcome to Ty’s Top 50 NBA Players!
Every day for the next 50 days, I am going to be counting down a list of who I believe are the top 50 players in the NBA.
Today, we are starting off with none other than “Scary” Terry Rozier.
This #50 spot could have gone to a number of players, but ultimately, I decided that Terry was the best player fit for the list. Is this because I am biased towards Celtics players? Maybe, but I tried to keep this list as unbiased as possible.
Terry really made a name for himself during this past season’s playoffs. He was given the nickname “Scary Terry,” and for good reason. During the playoffs, Rozier averaged 16.5 PPG, 5.7 APG, and 5.5 RPG, and most importantly, only averaged 1.2 turnovers per game. With All Star point guard Kyrie Irving going down for the season with a knee injury, Rozier stepped up and filled in his new role flawlessly. Yes, his game 7 against the Cavs definitely could have been better, but you would be an absolute idiot to think that Rozier did not play out of his mind during the end of last season.
This year, Rozier is heading into his fourth season, and fans should expect another jump in his game. He is the best backup point guard in the entire league and as we have seen, he has the ability to take over the entire game with his scoring. Over his career, Rozier has averaged 7.2 PPG, 2.1 APG, and 3.5 RPG, but as of this past season, he was averaging 11.2 PPG, 2.9 APG, and 4.7 RPG, all while playing behind Kyrie Irving. Not to mention that in his first start ever in the NBA, he record a triple double and then followed it up with a 31 point night in his second start just days later. Rozier is the real deal, which is why I simply could not leave him off of this list.
Photo: Sports Illustrated