Jason Terry remains under contract with the Sacramento Kings for the time being, but that hasn’t stopped the veteran guard from talking about his former team in Dallas. As Bryan Gutierrez of ESPN Dallas reports, Terry spent some time on ESPN Dallas 103.3 earlier today and said he’d love to play for the Mavericks again:
“I won’t rule out returning back to Dallas. It’s my home and my heart,” Terry said. “I bleed blue. I’m a Maverick.”
It’s a little weird to hear a player talk that way while being under contract with another team, but Terry was unusually candid during the interview on the “Fitzsimmons and Friedo Show.” He even spoke on the Kings situation specifically, saying that it wasn’t really a good fit for him at this point in his career.
“I wouldn’t say it’s rebuilding, but a building process,” Terry said. “DeMarcus Cousins, a huge talent. Attitude, a little shaky. Rudy Gay, not a proven winner in this league but a tremendous talent and a guy you can build around.
“They’re in transition right now. For me, at this point in my career, I want championships.”
At 36 years old, Terry likely knows he doesn’t have much time left in the NBA, especially after an abysmal 2013-14 season that ended with him sitting at home after being traded by the Brooklyn Nets. The Kings had no use for Terry after adding him last season, and that probably won’t change much going forward.
That’s why he appears to be angling for the return to Dallas, where he believes he can win a second championship after helping the Mavs to a first one in 2011. Ultimately, it’s hard to imagine Terry actually joining the Kings next season.
“I think there will be some more conversations with my agent and the Sacramento Kings to get a better picture of where they are headed and what they’re trying to accomplish,” Terry said.
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