Terry Rozier is determined to make his mark in Charlotte, and doesn’t want to hear about the guy he replaced in free agency this summer.
Rozier says he is not, in fact, Kemba Walker and has no interest in the inevitable comparisons that will emerge.
The “pissed off” 25-year-old adds that he has “got a lot of heads to turn” in his first season with the Hornets.
“I’m pissed off about a lot of stuff,” the Charlotte Hornets’ new point guard told the Observer. “I want to prove myself again.”
He will get abundant opportunity to do so. For the first time in his soon-to-be five NBA seasons, Rozier is about to be a full-time starter, replacing the Hornets’ all-time leading scorer, Kemba Walker.
“I’m not Kemba. I’m not coming in here acting like I’m Kemba. I’m Terry,” Rozier said.
“I respect the hell out of Kemba: When I play against him, I’m going to give him my best, and I know I’ll get his best. But Kemba? I don’t want to hear it. Don’t talk to me about Kemba.”