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By: Patrick Whalen
As reported by Shams Charania of the Athletic Terry Rozier will be leaving the Celtics via sign and trade to join the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier’s deal is for 3 years and $58 million. Rozier will be taking over for Kemba Walker as the starting point guard for the rebuilding Hornets who have plenty of young developing talent, led by Miles Bridges and Malik Monk. This move by Rozier was strictly money based and I respect Terry for joining a team where he can now try and prove that he should be a starting point guard in the NBA and get paid around $19 a year for it.
The Celtics drafted Terry 16th overall in the 2015 draft and he has since become a valued member of the Celtics rotation. His first two seasons he was an average role player getting only averaging about 15 minutes per game but in his third season is where his production jumped. He set career highs averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. He also shot a career-best 39.5% from the floor and 38.1% from three. His third season also featured him getting his first 16 NBA starts and then starting all 19 playoff games due to that bum Kyrie Irving being out with a knee injury. Rozier’s playoff run is what Charlotte hopes Terry can give them as their starting point guard when he was averaging 16.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. Those numbers are what gave birth to Scary Terry and Charlotte is banking on Terry being very scary in the queen city.
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We wish Terry all the best as he starts his new journey with the Hornets. Now, let’s take a look back at all the memories he gave us over these last 4 seasons. Stay Scary Terry.