On Sunday, the Houston Rockets reached a deal to acquire veteran guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings. The Rockets sent guard/forward Alonzo Gee to the Kings for Terry and a pair of second round picks (with protection on one).
The Rockets are obviously banking on Terry returning to floor as a big-time scorer off of the bench and a part time ball handler. However, over the last two years, Terry has really struggled.
Terry is trying to reestablish himself in Houston after two straight poor seasons, according to Jesse Blancarte of Basketball Insiders.
However, in the last two seasons, Terry’s stats and overall production have severely dipped as his minutes per game were heavily reduced with the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
In Houston, Terry will have the chance to reestablish himself coming off the bench to backup Patrick Beverley and James Harden. With Jeremy Lin traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston had a void in its back-court unit off the bench, which Terry should help shore up. Most importantly, Terry brings to Houston significant postseason experience and another clutch shooter to take big shots in the closing moments of games.
Terry averaged just 4.5 points, 1.6 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 0.4 steals per game while shooting 36.2% from the floor, 37.9% from beyond the arc and 66.7% from the floor. The 10th-overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft has played for the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings (although he never appeared in a game for the Kings). In his 15-year career, he’s put up 15.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 37.9% from three and 84.6% from the charity stripe.
Be sure to check FanSided’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.