Knicks interested in Celtics point guard Rozier

Celtics point guard Terry Rozier is expected to be one of the most sought-after restricted free agents this summer.

The New York Knicks may be interested in making a run at Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Rozier is a restricted free agent, meaning the Celtics will have the right to match any offer sheet from another team. He told reporters in May that “I might have to go” if the Celtics stayed intact.

Rozier, 25, led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018 in the absence of injured starter Kyrie Irving. Rozier moved back to a bench role this season and the Celtics failed to equal their success from a season before.

Meanwhile, the Knicks are hopeful to land higher-profile free agents with Kevin Durant and Irving supposedly at the top of their list.

But they keeping their options open for other veterans in the event no big names come.

Rozier averaged 9.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 79 regular-season games.