Kemba Walker sign-and-trade to Celtics complete

The Hornets have officially announced they have acquired Terry Rozier and a protected 2020 second-round draft pick from the Boston Celtics in exchange for three-time All-Star Kemba Walker and a 2020 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade agreement.

General manager Mitch Kupchak thanked Walker, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, for his eight seasons with the team calling him a true competitor in a release.

Kupchak says he’s excited to see what Rozier can do, saying, “he is an up-and-coming player who has shown continued improvement in his four NBA seasons, and we believe he can take that next step as a starting point guard in this league. We’re glad to have him join our team.

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