Veteran point guard Jason Terry was informed by Houston Rockets management that he will not be asked back next season. Terry broke the news himself in an interview on Sirius XM Radio yesterday.
With the signing of Eric Gordon, who's expected to spend time at the point, and the re-signing of veteran guard Pablo Prigioni, Terry was unlikely to have much opportunity in Houston, and with the Rockets in need of the roster space for young players like Chinanu Onuaku, the 39-year-old Terry became expendable.
JET averaged 5.9 points and 1.4 assists on 40.2 percent shooting from the field and 35.6 percent from three in 17.6 minutes per game last year for the Rockets and did his best to provide some locker room leadership for the team in the face of a difficult season. He even tried talking Dwight Howard into actually giving his all, which we now know was mostly unsuccessful. He played 77 and 72 games, respectively, during his two years with the Rockets, staying relatively healthy for a 17-year veteran.
Terry claims he'd like to play several more seasons in the NBA if possible before going into coaching at some level. He was under consideration for the University of Alabama-Birmingham position earlier this year before eventually losing out to longtime UAB assistant Robert Ehsan.
Expect Terry to latch on with some team this season, even if it's after camp or after the injury bug hits. His best days are certainly way in the rear view, but he can still help a squad with his shooting from beyond the arc and his veteran presence.
Thanks for the two years in H-town, JET. Your service was appreciated.