Celtics’ Rozier ready to show ‘what I can do’

Terry Rozier and his Boston teammates are no longer the favorites to win the East, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.

Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier apparently isn’t worried about being traded, even though it happened to former starter Isaiah Thomas.

“Nah, Danny won’t trade,” Rozier told CBS Boston.

The Danny in question is Danny Ainge, the Celtics general manager who recently traded Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and some picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In return, the Celtics received All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.

Irving plays the same position as Rozier and is likely to gobble up the majority of minutes.

Still, Rozier promised to be ready whenever his name is called.

“I’m ready to show the world what I can do this year,” he said. “I don’t really like to talk too much about what I’ve been working on. I’m more of a show type of guy.”

As for the idea the Celtics could trade him — well, yes, it could always happen. But Rozier, who grew up outside of Cleveland, clearly is able to block out anything but the season that awaits.

“I don’t really think too much on it,” he said of trade rumors. “I’m pretty sure Danny and our whole organization who make decisions will have us ready and put us in the right spot. We just gotta do our job and play.”

Rozier, 23, is entering his third NBA season. He averaged 5.5 points in 17 minutes a game last season.