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The now-Charlotte Hornets point guard Terry Rozier opened up about his former Celtics teammate Isaiah Thomas, who signed a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards this summer:

“I just respect him probably more than I respect just about anybody in this league, just seeing it. You got to own your own space in this league because he did a lot for us. He was a true warrior, a true Celtic.

Six-hour surgeries on his tooth, sister died, playing the next day, scoring 53 points. Leaving his heart out there, crying on the court and all. Anything you can think of, him getting shots in his hip right before the game, taking away the pain,” Rozier said.

This past season, Thomas averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the Nuggets.