May 27, 2024

On Thursday night, the Boston Celtics will encounter a familiar face in South Beach as the Miami Heat completed a trade acquiring Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets. The former Boston guard is anticipated to make his debut with the Heat after the trade with the Hornets was officially confirmed. In exchange, Charlotte received Kyle Lowry and a future first-round pick from Miami for Rozier, a 6-foot-1 guard who is likely to become part of the Heat’s starting lineup.

Jaylen Brown reacts to former Celtics teammate joining rival -

Jaylen Brown, one of Rozier’s former teammates in Boston, shared his thoughts on the trade after the Celtics’ practice in Miami. Brown expressed that the move makes sense, especially considering Rozier’s connection to Miami, where he has spent offseasons working out. Brown acknowledged that the deal aligns with Rozier’s fit within the culture represented by the Heat.

Having spent multiple seasons with the rebuilding team in Charlotte, Rozier’s transition to a team with higher stakes is expected to be smooth, according to Brown. He highlighted Rozier’s athleticism, playoff experience, and overall competitiveness, stating that Rozier will enhance Miami’s performance.

The addition of Rozier comes as Miami seeks to improve its performance, having faced a three-game losing streak leading up to the trade. Despite Rozier’s limited appearances this season due to injuries, he has achieved career-best figures in field goal percentage (45.9%) and assists per game (6.6), while maintaining a scoring average of over 23 points per game.

Derrick White, another player, commended Rozier’s contributions, describing him as a versatile player capable of scoring from all three levels and displaying a competitive defensive mindset.

The Celtics and Heat are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET in a nationally televised game on TNT.

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