Would the Charlotte Hornets trade Terry Rozier to the Timberwolves?

Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Terry Rozier. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

While the offseason is still a bit away, this article will cover a suggestion about the Charlotte Hornets trading Terry Rozier.

During the month of July, the Charlotte Hornets will be preparing for the offseason which is set to start in October. As the Hornets get ready for the season to officially end, would the team consider trading Terry Rozier?

The idea of trading Rozier in the offseason was explored by Bleacher Report in one of their recent articles. The media outlet stated that the Minnesota Timberwolves would the Hornets’ trade partner.

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In this realistic trade, the Hornets would send the Timberwolves Rozier, and in return, the team would receive James Johnson and Jarrett Culver. If both of these players were traded, then they would’ve only spent one season in Minnesota.

The only thing that the Hornets would be giving up in this trade would be their second-leading scorer and his contract. With this trade, Charlotte would be saving about $5 million in cap space.

The worst part about this trade would be the fact that they are taking on the 33-year-old Johnson, who’s averaging a salary of $14 million. However, after being traded from the Miami Heat, Johnson averaged 12.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game with the Timberwolves.

Johnson proved to be a solid contributor at his age, and his scoring ability off the bench could help the Hornets. Johnson also has the ability to play both forward positions, making him very versatile.

Furthermore, the best part of this trade is the fact that the Hornets would be getting a former lottery pick from last year’s draft. During Culver’s rookie season, he managed to average 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Culver mainly played shooting guard for the Timberwolves, in which he saw 35 games as a starter. Adding Culver to the roster would finally make Devonte’ Graham the only starting point guard. If traded, Culver could receive playing time in the team’s starting lineup.

This trade does not force the Charlotte Hornets to give away a pick, so it does work in the team’s favor if they’re still rebuilding. If the Hornets were offered this trade, it would be hard to see them saying no. A savvy veteran and a young stud could prove to be quite an addition to the team.

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