Heat trade Kyle Lowry, 2027 first-round pick to Hornets for Terry Rozier

Kyle Lowry of team United States match between Team USA and Australia of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Miami Heat have acquired veteran guard Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for six-time All-Star Kyle Lowry and a 2027 first-round pick, which is lottery protected for 2027 and becomes unprotected in 2028.

Rozier, who turns 30 in March, is having a career year averaging 23.2 points and 6.6 assists while shooting 45.9% from the field this season, all career highs. Rozier and the Hornets had agreed to a four-year, $97 million maximum contract extension ahead of the 2021-22 season that would have kept him in Charlotte through 2026.

Lowry, who turns 37 in March, is on a $29.7 million expiring contract, and the Hornets are expected to attempt to find another trade for him ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The guard is averaging 8.2 points, four assists and 3.5 rebounds per game this season.

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