When teams make deals to acquire players at the deadline, it is more about finding veterans with playoff experience to add to their roster. Terry Rozier is someone who fits that bill.
While Rozier’s playoff experience has mostly been in the form of coming off the bench, it was the 2018 run that makes him so intriguing. In 19 games (all starts), Rozier averaged 16.5 points 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in 36.6 minutes per game. This was an impressive postseason for Rozier, but his other three trips to the playoffs have him averaged less than 6.5 points in 31 games across three non-consecutive seasons.
Rozier has played well in his two Play-In Tournament games with the Hornets, which should help his stock a little bit. Not only because it was more recent, but it was notably better than what he did in 75% of his time in Boston’s playoff runs.
It was a 16-point, 8-rebound, six-assist performance for Rozier in Charlotte’s 2021 Play-In loss to Indiana. The Hornets’ 2022 game is when Scary Terry came to play. Rozier scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, and assisted on three other baskets in Charlotte’s loss to Atlanta.
The only obstacle is the contract. Rozer is owed $23.2 and $24.9 million for the next two years and a third year that is partially guaranteed. It is not necessarily an impossible contract to move but may be a bit more difficult with the additional years attached after the 2023-24 season.