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Will Terry Rozier bounce back after a rough month?

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Ryan Knaus assesses Charlotte Hornets G Terry Rozier ice-cold shooting in December and if fantasy managers should trade for him amid a rough patch.

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RYAN KNAUS: Terry Rozier has hit black ice as a shooter in December, skidding his way to 12.3 points on 34% shooting. His minutes are down at 30.1 per game in that span, and he's failed to break through elsewhere with 3.4 assists and 0.9 steals.

I am not expecting a return to last year's career-best production from Rozier simply because the Hornets don't need him to be that guy. LaMelo Ball is a full-blown star. Miles Bridges is a Most Improved Player candidate, Kelly Oubre, Jr. functions well as a sixth man, and even Cody Martin is earning more minutes.

Fantasy managers are typically an impatient bunch, but we shouldn't lose track of Rozier's upside. When his shots are falling and he's in a groove, Rozier is still an early-round talent who can turn the tide of a fantasy match-up any given week. After all, in the final five games of November alone, he made a combined 26 3-pointers with 20 assists, 11 steals, four blocks, and just five turnovers.

His minutes are only down in December because of multiple blowouts that limited all of Charlotte's key players, and he should hover in the 32- to 33-minute range when it's all said and done. A few more quiet games may have managers questioning Rozier's ability to reclaim top-60 value, making this an ideal time to float your trade offers.