Hornets sign Terry Rozier to reported 4-year, $97 million contract extension

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Hornets sign Terry Rozier to reported 4-year, $97 million contract extension


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 keeps Rozier under contract through the 2025-26 season and kicks in after this season. Now entering his seventh NBA season, the 27-year-old Rozier is coming off the best year of his career during which he averaged a career-high 20.4 points per game, which led the team.

After spending the first four years of his career with the Boston Celtics, Rozier signed a three-year, $57 million contract with the Hornets in the summer of 2019. While that contract raised eyebrows around the league given his relatively modest production in Boston, Rozier has delivered and flourished in a larger role in Charlotte. After doubling his scoring average in his first season with the Hornets, Rozier took his game to another level in 2020-21 despite playing alongside both Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball.

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In agreeing to a max extension with Rozier, it’s clear that Michael Jordan and the Hornets front office view Rozier as a foundational piece moving forward. Even after Ball went down with a wrist injury that caused the eventual Rookie of the Year to miss an extended stretch in March and April, Rozier kept the Hornets in playoff contention as he led Charlotte to a 10-10 record while also playing without Hayward, who was out of the lineup with an ankle injury.

The Hornets have missed the playoffs each of the past five seasons and have not won a playoff series since making it to the second round in 2002.


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