The Miami Warmth have acquired guard Terry Rozier in a commerce with the Charlotte Hornets for Kyle Lowry and a protected 2027 first-round decide.
Rozier performed in 30 video games (all begins) this season with the Hornets averaging 23.2 factors, 6.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.07 steals and 35.5 minutes whereas capturing 45.9 p.c from the sphere and shot 84.5 p.c from the foul line. He’s averaging profession highs in scoring common, assists per recreation, subject aim share, subject targets made per recreation and free throws made per recreation this season. He has scored in double figures in each recreation however one this season and has scored in double figures in 29 video games, together with 21 20-point video games, six 30-point video games and one 40-point efficiency, giving him a season excessive of 42 factors famous. and eight assists on December 29 in Phoenix, together with eight three-point subject targets within the recreation, changing into solely the third participant in NBA historical past to achieve every of these minimums with out recording a single turnover. He recorded 5 40-point video games as a member of the Hornets, the fifth-most in group historical past, and completed with 20 25-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist video games, the fourth-most in group historical past. Rozier led the group in assists and a team-high 20 occasions this season, a team-best 13 in factors, seven in steals, 4 blocks and one rebound. He has dished out a career-high 13 assists thrice and at present ranks fifth in fourth-quarter scoring common amongst all gamers this season.
On January 8 towards Chicago, he scored 39 factors and eight assists, making a career-high seven three-point subject targets and making 12 free throws, changing into the primary participant in NBA historical past to achieve every of these minimums with out committing a single turnover to notice. . Earlier this season, he averaged 28.0 factors and 10.6 assists whereas capturing 40 p.c from three-point vary and 90 p.c from the foul line throughout a five-game stretch from Nov. 30 via Dec. 11, making him the primary participant was above each five-game milestone in franchise historical past with not less than these averages. Rozier began the season scoring not less than 20 factors in six straight video games, his longest streak to start out a season in his profession and the second-longest streak of 20 factors to start out a season in Hornets historical past to start out. Moreover, earlier than becoming a member of the Hornets, Rozier performed 4 years in Boston, making the postseason each season, together with two journeys to the Jap Convention Finals.
Lowry performed two and a half seasons in Miami, serving to the HEAT to the Jap Convention Finals in 2022 and the NBA Finals in 2023. He performed in 155 common season video games (142 begins) whereas averaging 11.4 factors, 5.8 assists , 4.1 rebounds and 1.05 steals.