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Rozier: Celtics can be 'truly special'

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With all hands on deck going into the 2018-19 campaign, expectations are high for the Boston Celtics. Backup point guard Terry Rozier doesn't want to jinx it, but he thinks it could be a memorable season in Beantown.

"We can be special. Truly special," Rozier said Saturday, according to ESPN's Chris Forbserg. "I think everybody knows that. Obviously, we're good on paper, we just gotta get it together and make sure everybody comes in and has that same mindset. But I feel like it's going to be a special group."

The Celtics won 55 games and reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2017-18, despite missing Gordon Hayward for all but five minutes of the regular-season opener and watching Kyrie Irving go down with a season-ending injury in March. Among others, the void was partly filled by Rozier, whose downhill playing style produced the best season of his three-year NBA career.

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The 24-year-old added that he isn't thinking about how LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to head west will impact the Eastern Conference this season.

"I really don't care," Rozier said. "The league is watered down as it is. Everybody is making different moves. I'm only worried about the Boston Celtics. I'm not worried about LeBron James, Lakers, Cavaliers. Just trying to figure out how we can get better."

Rozier: Celtics can be 'truly special'
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