2. Veteran leadership
When he arrived in Charlotte from Boston in 2019, Terry Rozier was put in the extremely difficult position of succeeding Kemba Walker as the team's starting point guard. After Walker accomplished so much for the Hornets over the previous eight seasons, filling his shoes was a tall order.
But right from the jump, Rozier accepted the challenge and went to work, doubling his scoring average from the previous season and leading the Hornets to more wins than many anticipated. On a team with an uncertain future at the time, he cemented himself as one of the most important players for the team going forward.
Since then, he has grown into a seasoned veteran and played a big leadership role for several talented teams in Charlotte. Turning 30 years old in less than two months, Rozier will come in as the fourth-oldest player on Miami's roster.
His veteran locker room presence will be huge for the Heat, especially for younger players like R.J. Hampton. We already saw Rozier mentoring young understudies like Nick Smith Jr. with the Hornets this season, and his presence as a mentor and teacher to the Heat's younger players will have the potential to do wonders for their development going forward.