On Tuesday, the Miami Heat secured Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier in exchange for guard Kyle Lowry and a protected first-round pick in 2027.

The trade brings the Heat a highly skilled scoring guard who is enjoying one of his most impressive NBA seasons, boasting averages of 23.2 points and 6.6 assists per game.

The Hornets (10-31), strategically amassing future assets leading up to the February 8 trade deadline, will receive a lottery-protected pick in 2027, transitioning to an unprotected status in 2028.

Sources informed ESPN that Charlotte is in talks about additional trades involving its veteran players before the trade deadline and intends to persist in accumulating assets.

The Hornets will actively seek to trade Lowry, aged 37, to another team before the deadline. However, if a suitable deal for him and his expiring $29.6 million contract is not found, sources suggest that he may eventually become a candidate for a contract buyout.

The Heat will generate a savings of $15.4 million in luxury tax through the trade and establish a $6.4 million trade exception.

With new ownership under Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin, the Hornets intend to construct a team centered around young players like LaMelo Ball and rookie Brandon Miller. The strategy involves accumulating draft assets and young talent through potential trade deals.

Sporting a 24-19 record and holding the sixth position in the Eastern Conference, the Heat, with 29-year-old Rozier, aim to enhance their backcourt dynamics. There's optimism that he can contribute to another successful run in the Eastern Conference playoffs this year and in the future.

This report includes contributions from ESPN's Bobby Marks.

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