Terry on the move again after joining Kings from Brooklyn last season…
The Houston Rockets are reportedly set to acquire veteran guard Jason Terry in a trade deal with the Sacramento Kings, although no official announcement is scheduled to be made yet as reported by ESPN.
It is understood that the Rockets will also receive two second-round Draft picks as part of the deal, while they will send guard/forward Alonzo Gee to the Kings in return along with one other non-guaranteed contract.
Nevertheless, the headline player in this deal is Terry despite his advanced years, and the 36-year-old will be desperate to now settle with his new team and make a significant contribution.
Terry started last season with the Brooklyn Nets and averaged only 4.5 points in 35 games. After being traded to Sacramento, he didn’t play for the rest of the season as he recovered from a knee injury.
While he is said to have recovered from that injury, Terry will be eager to try and have an impact off the bench after winning the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009 and 2011 while with the Dallas Mavericks.
Terry also spent a year playing for the Boston Celtics in 2012-13, but after Coach Doc Rivers moved on to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Celtics broke up their roster with Terry, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce all making the switch to Brooklyn.
However, that project didn’t bring the immediate success that it needed, and Garnett is the only remaining player from that deal still at the franchise after Pierce moved on to the Washington Wizards earlier this summer.
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how the Rockets fare this season with Terry now part of their roster, as they have had a frustrating summer in truth after failing to land several big name targets.
James Harden and Dwight Howard will be fundamental to their success next season, but whether or not it will be enough to compete in a strong Western Conference remains to be seen.