The Hornets and guard Terry Rozier have agreed to a four-year contract extension, agent Aaron Carter told Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Rozier, 27, is 6-foot-1 and averaged 20.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 69 games last season. He is product of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Carter is from nearby Orange.
The extension will lock up Rozier through the 2025-26 season, is guaranteed and for the maximum amount, making him among the NBA’s highest-paid guards, as Charania noted.
“That means it’ll start at about $21.49MM in 2022/23 (120% of Rozier’s $17.91MM salary for ’20/21) and will be worth approximately $96.26MM over four years,” noted Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.
Rozier had a career year last season, averaging 20.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists and ranking fifth in 3-pointers made in the NBA. He is now among the highest paid guards across the league. https://t.co/X0hf9XkiVB
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 19, 2021
Rozier was acquired by the Hornets as part of the Kemba Walker trade to the Celtics ahead of the 2019 season. The Celtics have lost Walker and Kyrie Irving in recent seasons, and could probably use Rozier right about now.
Charlotte is happy to have him, as Rozier is a reliable and occasionally dynamic starter alongside LaMelo Ball, with newcomers Ish Smith and rookie James Bouknight filling out an underrated backcourt.
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