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Report: Miami Heat Acquiring Terry Rozier In Exchange For Kyle Lowry, Compensation

The Miami Heat are expected to add another scorer by acquiring Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets

The knock on the Miami Heat last season was they lacked offensive help for All-Star Jimmy Butler during the playoffs. 

It appears they realized that and decided to do something about it. According to multiple reports, the Heat are acquiring high-scoring guard Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets. The deal is reportedly Rozier in exchange for Kyle Lowry and draft compensation. 

Rozier instantly brings another scorer to complement Butler, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo. It also dumps the expiring contract of Lowry, who has played in Miami since the 2021-22 season. Rozier is averaging 23.2 points and 6.6 assists this season. He is in his ninth season out of Louisville. 

The move gives the Heat a point guard who can distribute. More importantly, they have another scorer. Rozier is considered among the top scorers in the NBA. He has averaged at least 20 points in three of the last four seasons. He is an upgrade from Lowry, who is on the downside of his career. While Lowry is a future Hall of Famer, his best years are behind him. 

With Rozier, the Heat now have four capable players who can take over a game. That doesn't even include rookie Jaime Jaquez, who has proven he can also step up when needed. 

Shandel Richardson covers the Miami Heat for Inside The Heat, a Fan Nation channel for Sports Illustrated. He has covered the NBA since 2010.

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