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Hornets sign Terry Rozier to four-year max extension

The Hornets solidified their backcourt for the foreseeable future with Rozier staying in Charlotte through the 2025-26 season.

Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets drives to the basket against the Indiana Pacers during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 18, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by A.J. Mast/NBAE via Getty Images

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Thursday morning that Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets agreed to a four-year, $97 million max contract extension. The contract will keep the veteran guard in the Queen City through the 2025-26 season. He had one year left on his current contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

Rozier just wrapped up his second season with the Hornets, where he averaged a career-high 20.4 points per game on 45% shooting from the field. He also shot 38.9% from three-point range on a career-high 8.3 attempts per game. Rozier also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

The 27-year-old combo guard joined the Hornets in the summer of 2019 via a sign-and-trade involving Kemba Walker, who signed with the Celtics. Rozier will start alongside LaMelo Ball in the backcourt this upcoming season. After getting eliminated by the Pacers in the play-in tournament last season, Charlotte currently has +175 odds to make the playoffs in the 2021-22 season.