The Charlotte Hornets have locked up Terry Rozier on a 4-year, $97 million extension, per Shams Charania:
Just a couple of years after being sent to Charlotte in a sign-and-trade for franchise icon Kemba Walker, the Hornets have chosen to lock Rozier into their starting backcourt for the foreseeable future.
After posting career highs in points (20.4) and assists (4.2), and matching his previous career-high in rebounds (4.4) per game, Rozier proved to be the most reliable and durable player in the Hornets rotation.
The fit alongside LaMelo Ball is also intriguing going forward. Last season, Terry posted another career-high number on catch & shoot threes: 43.3%. After losing Devonte’ Graham and Malik Monk in free agency, Charlotte is going to be relying heavily on his ability to make shots.
His performance as an isolation scorer has been underwelming, but the Hornets’ style of play doesn’t require him to do much one-on-one scoring off the dribble.
The Hornets finished last year 1st in assist percentage, 5th in assists per game, 3rd in seconds per touch, 2nd in distance traveled, and 2nd in speed. That translates to a team that is extremely active, shares the ball, and relies on their teammates to assist in getting their field goals.Trey Hill, Roll Call Sports Network
If Rozier can continue the upward trend we’ve seen in the last few years, the Hornets will have a very formidable backcourt through the mid-2020s.