Terry Rozier wants to get the Charlotte Hornets to the playoffs

Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego and Terry Rozier.. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego and Terry Rozier.. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

After going four straight seasons without making the playoffs, one player on the Charlotte Hornets wants things to change next season.

Fans of the Charlotte Hornets know how hard it has been to reach the playoffs in recent seasons. As of now, the team has now gone four straight seasons without making a postseason appearance.

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While exit interviews for the 2019-20 season wrapped up on Friday, one player expressed his goal to get the Hornets back into the playoffs. Terry Rozier told the media that he wants to get Charlotte into the playoffs and that he wants the team to feel that type of energy.

Rozier told the media that making the playoffs was one of the most important things for the team. As one of the team’s leading scorers, this will be one of the first seasons of Rozier’s career where he will not make the playoffs.

Before being traded to the Hornets last year, Rozier had made the playoffs every year of his career with the Boston Celtics.

Rozier concluded his first season in Charlotte by averaging 18.0 points (career-high), 4.1 assists (career-high), and 4.4 rebounds per game. Rozier also shot well from behind the arc, as he finished the season shooting 41% from three.

As the NBA is set to resume, the Hornets; season officially ended last week after they were not one of the 22 teams selected to finish the season in Orlando, Flordia. The league selected teams by their overall record and the Hornets were the 23rd ranked team.

The Hornets have not made the playoffs since the 2016 season, where they lost against the Miami Heat in a seven-game series. However, fans have a little optimism for the future after the emergence of some of Charlotte’s younger players.

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Since the team will not be participating in Orlando, the team will watch the season resume in late July. The Charlotte Hornets will now be looking forward to the NBA Draft, which will occur in October.