CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Hornets are trading one of its star players to the Miami Heat.
According to a news release shared by the team on Tuesday, the Hornets are trading shooting guard Terry Rozier to the Heat and getting a 2027 first-round draft pick and Kyle Lowry.
Rozier has been a reliable scorer for the Hornets this season - his 23.2 points per game ranks 25th in the league, according to ESPN statistics.
The former first-round pick is going to a Miami team that is leading the Southeast Division with a 24-19 record. The Hornets earned their 10th win of the season beating the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
According to the Hornets, the 2027 first-round pick is lottery-protected but would convert to an unprotected pick in 2028.
“I want to thank Terry for all his efforts since coming to Charlotte,” Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “On the court, he was a true professional and a great competitor who set a positive example for our young players. He also made himself a staple of the Charlotte community with his commitment to giving back. We wish him all the best in the future.”
Kupchak said the future first-round pick is an “asset ... to build long-term sustainable success around our young core of talented players.”
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