Jason Terry, the Rockets' de facto starting point guard in the playoffs, has agreed to re-sign in Houston on a one-year, veteran's minimum offer worth $1.5 million.
Terry, who turns 38 in September and averaged 7 points in 21 minutes per game last year, plays an essential role in the Rockets' locker room. JET is a leader on and off the court for the young players in Houston.
According to RealGM, Terry was also being pursued by the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz. He chose to return to Houston because of the "opportunity to win and cohesive recruitment from Rockets players and coaches."
While Terry has clearly lost a step or two (or three, or four), he can still play a meaningful part for the Rockets on the court. The Rockets' shallowest position is point guard, especially if Ty Lawson gets suspended, so 10-15 minutes from Terry could go a long way. Last season, Terry shot a team-best 39% from deep.
Bringing back Jason Terry might not be the most blockbuster deal, but it is an important one. The Rockets know what they're getting with him on the court and love his locker room presence.