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The Houston Rockets have officially acquired veteran guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and Alonzo Gee.
While speculation of the deal surfaced weeks ago, the switch has now been officially confirmed by the franchise as the Kings also receive guard Scotty Hopson and a trade exception from Houston.
The Rockets have been looking to add depth and experience to their roster this summer after missing out on a whole host of star names, with talks for New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh falling short.
Both players opted to remain with their respective teams to sign new contracts, leaving Houston short of options after losing Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik in the off-season.
Nevertheless, they have added Trevor Ariza from the Washington Wizards and will now hope that Terry can play a role in supporting their main protagonists in James Harden and Dwight Howard.
The 37-year-old started last season with the Brooklyn Nets, but he averaged just 4.5 points in 35 games as he struggled for fitness and consistency.
Terry moved to Sacramento at the trade deadline but didn’t play for the rest of the season after suffering a left knee injury, and as a result, there are genuine doubts over how much he still has left to offer.
After playing eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, during which time he was named the league’s Sixth Man of the Year twice, in 2009 and 2011, he also capped off a memorable year in 2011 with an NBA championship.
He went on to spend a season with the Boston Celtics before his switch to the Nets, and this will undoubtedly be a key year as comes to the end of his playing career.