Terry Rozier. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Expectations are high for the Celtics. Very high, especially after an extremely shorthanded group came within minutes of reaching the NBA Finals without a pair of All-Stars.
Reserve guard Terry Rozier was a big part of the success, and he anticipates his group will pick up right where it left off.
"We're special, I think everybody knows that," he said. "We're good on paper, we just got to get it together, make sure everybody comes in and has the same mindset. I feel we're going to be a special group."
Rozier recently chatted with ESPN at his youth basketball camp. He's excited, but doesn't want to make any grand predictions about just how special, even while pundits across the country have penciled Boston into a championship bout with Golden State in June.
"I mean, I wouldn't try to predict nothing crazy, but we do look good on paper," he said. "You see the same team back from last year, then you add the two main guys, two main pieces with a lot of guys that we added from this draft and we signed. It's special. I don't want to talk too much about it, but it's going to be special, a special year."
Training camp begins this month, and C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward are ready to go.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports