Terry Rozier trade was inevitable after startling Hornets press conference

Jan 8, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) in a time out
Jan 8, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) in a time out / Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski recently announced that the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat have agreed on a trade sending Terry Rozier to Miami in exchange for Kyle Lowry and a 2027 first-round pick.

Whilst the trade got announced earlier today, it seems like Rozier knew he was being moved after Saturday's loss to the 76ers.
NBA Staff Writer for Fansided, Will Eudy, captured a rather dejected Rozier in the post game press conference.

Rozier seemed aloof, had his head down and was giving short responses to the questions making the press conference last less than a minute. Rozier must have known that his tenure in Charlotte was up and he was off to Miami.

Despite the immediate reaction in the press conference from the star guard, this is a great chance for someone in Rozier. He has been averaging a career high in points, to play and contribute heavily in meaningful basketball games for the reigning Eastern Conference Champions.

Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak released an announcement following the trade.

“I want to thank Terry for all his efforts since coming to Charlotte,” Kupchak said. “On the court, he was a true professional and a great competitor who set a positive example for our young players. He also made himself a staple of the Charlotte community with his commitment to giving back. We wish him all the best in the future."

“The acquisition of a future first-round pick provides us an asset as we look to build long-term sustainable success around our young core of talented players. We believe adding this future pick and the additional financial flexibility from this trade will be beneficial as we continue to build our team moving forward.”

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, it is looking like the Hornets have expressed interest to continue to make trades before the deadline. So get ready Hornets fans, trade season is not over yet.