When the Sacramento Kings acquired Jason Terry during last February’s trade deadline, it was expected that the two sides would agree to a buyout and the veteran guard would move on his way.
But the Kings apparently had other ideas as they weren’t interested in a buyout and told Terry to take the rest of the season off. So what’s the plan? Well, the Kings are hoping to use Jason Terry’s $5.4 million dollar expiring contract as trade bait.
The Kings still are looking to gain roster flexibility by trading one or more of their power forwards and possibly dealing guard Jason Terry, who has said he would prefer not to play in Sacramento. The Kings say they have no plans to buy out Terry, who is due $5.45 million this season.
Terry recently came out and had some less than enthusiastic comments directed at both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, so if there was ever a chance of Terry suiting up for the Sacramento Kings, that looks to be null-and-void at the current moment.
Frustrated as Jason Terry might be, the Sacramento Kings are doing the right thing as his expiring contract holds value for a rebuilding team. Of course, you’d hope that the Kings would be able to move Terry in the near future, allowing him to either be bought out by his new team or hit the floor as you don’t want to hold a player hostage. But given he doesn’t want to play for Sacramento and the Kings don’t want him near their locker room, that’s where the two sides currently stand.