NBA Trade News: Houston Rockets Re-sign Jason Terry On $1.5M Deal
The Houston Rockets are set to re-sign Jason Terry on a one-year $1.5 million contract, according to league sources.
Terry’s agent Byron Irvin also confirmed on Wednesday. Irvin also revealed that Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans were also in a dialogue with him over signing Terry. The opportunity to win cohesive recruitment from Rockets’ players and coaches pushed Terry to re-sign for his old employers.
Terry, a veteran of 17 NBA seasons
Terry turns 38 this coming September and is at the verge of entering his 17th NBA season.
In the Rockets last season, Terry played a key role during the 2015 postseason.
He also played a key role alongside All-star James Harden in the back court for Houston. Starting in all of the 17 games post-season, which is no mean achievement for a 37-year-old veteran, Terry averaged 21.3 minutes per game in 77 appearances last season with the Rockets.
For Terry, the Rockets’ didn’t feel the void created by Patrick Beverley‘s injury.
The Rockets acquired Terry from the Sacramento Kings during 2014 off-season and the trade paid off.
The New Orleans Pelicans made a “strong push” for Terry, specially for his vast experience and shooting abilities.
Instead of teaming up with Anthony Davis, the “old and wily” man of NBA, Terry preferred to stay with James Harden and Dwight Howard.