NBA.com staff report
Charlotte will lose Kemba Walker, but reportedly not for nothing. Multiple reports, including Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, say Terry Rozier will wind up with the Hornets via sign-and-trade with a three-year, $58 million contract.
Rozier became a prime free agent candidate once his All-Star peers at point guard had already chosen their destinations. The Hornets would appear to have jumped to the front of the line with a good-sized contract.
The news comes despite Rozier coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged just 9.0 points per game on 38.7 percent shooting. The Hornets are no doubt banking on Rozier recapturing his 2017-18 form, which saw him step in for an injured Kyrie Irving and average 16.5 points during the Celtics' Eastern Conference finals run.