Terry Rozier will be a Hornet for the next four years in his career as he agreed to a four-year, $97 million max contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets.
Rozier would have become an unrestricted free agent next offseason because he only had one year remaining on his previous contract with the Hornets. The team then decided to keep the sensational guard long-term. Rozier really is a big piece for the Hornets. He is a guard who can contribute offensively and defensively to the team. Not only that, but he is also a suitable player who will play alongside LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward.
After playing for four seasons for the Boston Celtics, Rozier has played the last two seasons for the Hornets. Within those two seasons in Charlotte, he averaged his career-high in points where he scored 20.4 points per game. In addition to that, he also dimed 4.2 assists per game and had 1.3 steals per game while playing 34.5 minutes per game. Moreover, Rozier started in all 132 matchups that he has played for the past two seasons with the Hornets.
“I had a lot of fun,” Rozier shared in his last season during exit interviews. “It’s been a long season and different than the usual. There’s a lot of promising things that we’ve shown and seen. We’re only looking to grow and get better as a whole. Ending the season how we ended it with six straight losses is never fun, but we’re building something and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead. I’m happy to be here. I like this organization a lot and I love this city a lot. I’m just looking to grow and get better with my guys around me.”
Rozier has a big road ahead of him. With this decision of the Hornets, the chances of making it into the playoffs are decent.