Through the first twenty-one games of the season, the Charlotte Hornets have received a lot of production from Terry Rozier.
This season is Rozier’s first year with the Hornets, and he’s making the most of the starting job that he received. Rozier spent the majority of his career with the Boston Celtics coming off the bench without a chance to be a consistent starter.
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During the four years that he was in Boston, Rozier was only able to start in thirty games. So far this season, Rozier has been able to start in twenty-one games, which is every game that Charlotte has played.
With his limited time in Boston, Rozier only managed to average 9.0 points, 2.9 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game. As a Hornet, Rozier has managed to average a whopping 17.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game.
The numbers that Rozier is putting up so far this season is easily the best of his career. Rozier has improved his scoring, rebounding, passing, and even his three-point shot.
A significant improvement that can be seen is his increased shooting percentage from last season. Rozier finished last season shooting 39% from the field, while this season, he’s currently shooting 43%.
While his overall shooting percentage has improved, Rozier has also improved his three-point percentage of 35% from last season, to 40% this season. His shooting percentage has helped him to make one more three per game than last season.
Rozier played in 79 games last season and only managed to knock down 119 three-pointers. However, though twenty-one games, Rozier has already managed to make 54 threes.
While Rozier’s counterpart Devonte’ Graham is ranked #2 in the league in made threes this season, Rozier has also managed to make it on the leaderboard; Rozier is ranked #13 in made three-pointers this season.
While Rozier has had a successful season so far, it seems that he’s cranked up his play as of late. In the last five games, Rozier has averaged 20.2 points, 3.4 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game.
With Rozier continuing his hot-streak, fans can only expect him to show out in the month of December. Rozier has done a lot of great things for the Hornets so far, and I expect him to continue playing well.