The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a max contract extension with Terry Rozier.
First reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the four-year, $97 million deal retains Rozier below contract by way of the 2025-26 season and kicks in after this season. Now getting into his seventh NBA season, the 27-year-old Rozier is coming off the most effective 12 months of his profession throughout which he averaged a career-high 20.4 factors per sport, which led the workforce.
After spending the primary 4 years of his profession with the Boston Celtics, Rozier signed a three-year, $57 million contract with the Hornets in the summertime of 2019. Whereas that contract raised eyebrows across the league given his comparatively modest manufacturing in Boston, Rozier has delivered and flourished in a bigger position in Charlotte. After doubling his scoring common in his first season with the Hornets, Rozier took his sport to a different degree in 2020-21 regardless of taking part in alongside each Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball.
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In agreeing to a max extension with Rozier, it is clear that Michael Jordan and the Hornets entrance workplace view Rozier as a foundational piece transferring ahead. Even after Ball went down with a wrist harm that triggered the eventual Rookie of the 12 months to overlook an prolonged stretch in March and April, Rozier stored the Hornets in playoff competition as he led Charlotte to a 10-10 file whereas additionally taking part in with out Hayward, who was out of the lineup with an ankle harm.
The Hornets have missed the playoffs every of the previous 5 seasons and haven’t gained a playoff collection since making it to the second spherical in 2002.