Free-agent point guard Rozier strongly considering Hornets

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The Charlotte Hornets are viewed as a serious destination for free agent point guard Terry Rozier, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors.

"Though it remains to be seen how much money (Hornets owner) Michael Jordan is willing to spend on the 25-year-old," Shaw reported.

Rozier spent each of his first four seasons with the Boston Celtics -- who reportedly have renounced his rights. That maneuver makes Rozier an unrestricted free agent.

While the Celtics are expected to lose All-Star Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets, they are bringing in All-Star Kemba Walker, previously of the Hornets.

Theoretically, Rozier could become the top point guard on the Hornets' depth chart.

Rozier has also been linked to the New York Knicks, with Marc Berman of the New York Post reporting the sides are interested in a short-term contract.

He told reporters in May, “I might have to go” if the Celtics stayed intact.

Rozier led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018 in the absence of an injured Irving. Rozier moved back to a bench role this season and the Celtics failed to equal their success from a season before.

Rozier averaged 9.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 79 regular-season games.