CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Terry Rozier is staying put in Charlotte.
The Hornets signed Rozier to a four-year, $97 million max contract extension, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The contract will keep Rozier in Charlotte through the 2025-26 season.
Rozier hit his stride last season, posting a career-high 20.4 points per game. He was also among the most effective three-point shooters in the NBA, averaging 3.2 baskets per game.
General manager Mitch Kupchak said the Hornets' goal is to surround Ball with playmakers to help grow his game. The re-signing of Rozier and free agent addition of Kelly Oubre will do just that.
"He's fun to watch, I know he can score," Kupchak said. "Rookie of the Year, maybe there's going to be more expectations. But there's a reason why his teammates are happy playing with him, and that's that he loves to pass the ball. And I think that's his biggest gift. Going forward I think that's what I think we'd like him to focus on."
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