While Jason Terry has had a very successful NBA career, there’s no doubt his playing days are limited.
Given that, Terry expressed a desire to be traded away from the lowly Sacramento Kings in effort to join a championship-caliber team. Did he find that with the Houston Rockets, who acquired the veteran guard on Sunday? Probably not, though the Rockets believe they’ll be in contention for the Western Conference crown this season and wanted Terry for his championship/playoff experience.
That’s the belief of Hoops Rumors who explained the reasoning behind the Rockets most recent acquisition.
Well, I think the Rockets believe they can contend this year (I disagree), and so they’re willing to take a chance on a guy who played a prominent role on a championship team not too long ago. He hasn’t been on a team in the title mix since he left Dallas, so Houston’s probably banking on rejuvenation by added motivation.
After losing Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin this offseason, it’s hard to project how good the Houston Rockets will be. They still have James Harden and Dwight Howard, so they shouldn’t have too much trouble securing a playoff birth, but will their lack of depth come back to haunt them?
It’s possible, though Rockets general manager Daryl Morey isn’t somebody to sit idle and it’s likely the team we see now will look nothing like the roster assembled by the February trade deadline.
Jason Terry’s addition should help bolster their bench and also give them some veteran leadership come the postseason.