The now-Charlotte Hornets point guard Terry Rozier signed a three-year, $56.7 million deal with the Hornets this offseason. Rozier shared his thoughts on why he chose to sign with Charlotte and his relationship with former Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving:
“I’d be a fool if I was to go anywhere else or turn down that. I look at it as just a team, organization believing in me. Knowing that I want to prove myself in this league and giving me that chance is bigger than anything and [their willingness] to pay me a right amount of money, it was just big and the guy that was behind all that was Michael Jordan. It’s still surreal to me.
A lot of people don’t know how great of a person he is. A lot of people think I hate Kyrie. And a lot of people think that me and Kyrie not cool, but we text, and I text him right before free agency. I sent him the eyes, and he sent the eyes right back, basically like you know what it’s going to be,” Rozier said.
This past season, the 25-year-old averaged 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.