Hornets, Terry Rozier agree to 4-year, $97M max contract extension

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The Charlotte Hornets reached an agreement on a contract extension for guard Terry Rozier, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday. 

Rozier is signing a four-year, $97 million max contract with the Hornets, his agent Aaron Turner at Verus Basketball told Charania. He'll be signed through the 2025-26 season. 

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The deal will make Rozier, 27, one of the top-10 highest paid guards in the league. 

Rozier had a career year in his sixth NBA season, and second with the Hornets. He averaged 20.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. All were career highs as was his 45% shooting from the field. His 222 made 3-pointers ranked fifth in the league. 

The Boston Celtics drafted Rozier with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2015 draft. He played in Boston for four seasons, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The Celtics completed a sign-and-trade deal ahead of the 2019-20 season that sent him to Charlotte. Kemba Walker went to Boston. 

The Hornets are trying to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2015-16 season. They haven't won a playoff series in 19 years. 

Terry Rozier.
Terry Rozier signed a four-year, max deal to stay in Charlotte. (Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

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