Charlotte Hornets: Terry Rozier is ready to prove his doubters wrong

Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) /

After losing Kemba Walker in Free Agency, the Charlotte Hornets now have a player who has a lot to prove next season.

Free Agency was hard for many fans, and the Charlotte Hornets were unable to re-sign Kemba Walker. The only bright side to this situation is the fact that Charlotte got a point guard who has a lot to prove, Terry Rozier.

Rozier is a player who has dealt with a lot in his NBA career so far. At 25 years old, he has only started thirty regular season games and has played fantastic in the playoffs.

Most of his career was spent on the bench, and the main reason behind that was because of the players who played in front of him. You have to admit; it’s hard to beat out guys like Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving for a starting spot right?

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Rozier has been dealing with doubters for his entire career, and he really has not gotten the chance to prove them wrong. The only time he had that chance, was during the 2017-18 playoffs when he averaged 16.5 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Boston Celtics.

Rozier now has a 3-year $58 million dollar contract with the Hornets, and he is expected to be the starting point guard. Finally, Rozier has the chance to lead his own team and get the starting job he has wanted.

In an interview on Saturday night, Rozier told Hornets’ play-by-play reporter John Focke that he wants to prove the doubters wrong. Rozier seemed very humble about the opportunity that he’s getting.

When a team gets a player who is looking to prove everyone wrong, they’re usually getting someone dangerous. Rozier has been consistent for the majority of his career, and this is why I feel that he will have a career year next season.

Rozier is very similar to Kemba Walker in terms of proving doubters wrong. When Walker came into the league, he only had one goal, to prove the doubters wrong and be the best player that he could be.

Everyone knows how that played out; Charlotte ended up getting a player who would then go on to become the best player in team history. Hornets fans should be happy for Rozier with the opportunity that he’s getting.

After officially signing with the team following the sign-and-trade, it was also reported that Rozier would be wearing the number 3. The Hornets have had some good players wear this number over the years (Jeremy Lamb, Gerald Wallace, Rex Chapman, and Hersey Hawkins).

Rozier is bringing a strong winning mentality to Charlotte, and it could be good for Charlotte’s younger players. Rozier has been to the playoffs every year of his career.

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Rozier is excited to be in Charlotte; as fans, we should welcome him with welcome arms and join him in this excitement. A new era of Charlotte basketball is upon us, and I’m excited to see what the team does!