Terry Rozier has agreed to a four-year, $97 million extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Rozier was the Hornets’ leading scorer last season, averaging a career-best 20.4 points on 45% shooting from the field and 38.9% shooting from 3.


Rozier also averaged career bests with 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals while matching his career high with 4.4 rebounds per game.

Rozier and fellow veteran Gordon Hayward are part of the team’s core, along with talented group that includes Rookie of the Year guard LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington. The Hornets also added UConn’s James Bouknight with the 11th pick in the NBA draft and guard-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. in free agency.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 13: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks is guarded closely by Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets during the second quarter of their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Rozier’s extension comes on the heels of the Hornets’ decision to trade former starting guard Devonte Graham to the New Orleans Pelicans for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick.

The Hornets also agreed to a multiyear extension with head coach James Borrego earlier this month. He guided them to a 33-39 record and a 10-seed in the Eastern Conference last season. Charlotte lost to the Indiana Pacers in the play-in game.


Charlotte had been as high as a 4-seed in the Eastern Conference before key players Ball, Hayward and Bridges were lost to injuries for extended periods of time.

Rozier’s extension was first reported by The Athletic.


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