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In a recent episode of The OGs with Udonis Haslem & Mike Miller from Playmaker HQ, former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway Sr. offered insights into the current state of the team, emphasizing the need to empower newcomer Terry Rozier.

According to Hardaway, the Heat must allow Rozier to play with freedom and express his true basketball abilities on the court.

Hardaway highlighted the importance of Rozier’s role in the team, emphasizing his ability to break down defenses and create scoring opportunities.

The former Heat guard urged the team to trust Rozier’s instincts and allow him to take control of the offense when necessary.

“They pass up too many shots. All this pump faking and one dribble then pass over here,” Hardaway said. “Take the shot that’s given to you. And another thing, me personally Terry Rozier, you gotta let him go. Go be him.

“He’s a young guy that can go out there and get it done…He’s the only one that can really break somebody down and make it happen. So I think you got to let him go and do what he needs to do, in the confinement of the offense.”

Rozier, acquired by the Heat in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets, has shown flashes of his scoring and playmaking prowess since joining the team.

Since joining the Heat, Rozier is averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 29.9 minutes over 10 games after averaging 23.2 pints, 3.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 35.5 minutes per game for the Charlotte Hornets before the trade.