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Report: Terry Rozier was in talks to sign with Suns before Hornets pulled off sign-and-trade

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It sounds like Michael Jordan bailed the Suns out of a huge overpay with snatching Rozier away.

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Well, how about this for the first Suns rumor on day one of free agency? According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, Terry Rozier was in negotiations with the Phoenix Suns before the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a sign-and-trade for Kemba Walker.

Rozier signed on the dotted line with Charlotte for $58 million over three years. Yes, that’s $19.3 million annually, per Shams Charania. Not only did the Hornets overpay, but they bailed the Suns out of a mistake while showing how inflated this year’s market might be.

What does it mean that Phoenix was this interested in Rozier? It might be rough sledding for the Suns in the point guard race, unless they pull an absolute stunner out of nowhere.

Last season for Boston, Rozier struggled to adjust upon Kyrie Irving’s return averaging 9 points and 2.9 assists on a 38.7 percent field goal percentage.

With Rozier now off the board, who sure looked to be a top target for the Suns, what happens next? Free agency is just now beginning, so the stream of signings are coming soon. Stay tuned to Bright Side Of The Sun throughout for all the latest updates.