ReGrade the trade: Heat extend championship window with addition of scoring guard

Terry Rozier has gotten better and better for the Miami Heat as the games go on. Today we regrade the polarizing deal that sent the hooper to South Florida.
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Regrading the trade

“Scary Terry” looks like he is just getting started, and for what the Heat gave up, this trade has looked like a massive win for the franchise. 

He is under contract for two more years, and considering it only cost Lowry's expiring deal and a future first round pick, the trade looks like a slam dunk.

Not only is Rozier an ideal on-the-court fit, he has long admired the Heat's culture and the way the organization prioritizes winning. After 4 1/2 seasons toiling away for an uncompetitive Charlotte Hornets team, Rozier now has a chance to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2019 (when he was a member of the Boston Celtics).

If Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are to make another deep playoff run, Rozier will likely be a big part of it. The Heat made a major upgrade before the deadline, and it's helped fuel this final playoff push.

Grade: A