Jason Terry was traded to the Sacramento Kings in the middle of last season as part of the deal that sent Marcus Thorton to the Brooklyn Nets. Despite Terry never playing a game for the Kings last season (this was credited to a knee injury, but it’s fair to assume Terry simply didn’t want to play for the team), he has some strong opinions about Sacramento’s top players.
From Bryan Gutierrez of ESPN Dallas:
The situation in Sacramento is one centered around rebuilding and youth, not exactly one catering to a 36-year-old shooting guard. Being rather direct, Terry said that the situation with the Kings wasn’t an ideal one for him.
“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.”
While the “shots” at Cousins and Gay aren’t completely off base, it is interesting that Terry’s making these comments because he’s still a member of the Kings and those are technically his teammates.
Given these comments, and how last year shook out, Sacramento could very well buy out the last year of Terry’s contract and make him a free agent.
Terry expressed interest in re-joining the Dallas Mavericks.
“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.”