The Rockets are dangling veteran Jason Terry in trade talks, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports. League sources have informed Kennedy that Houston is open to dealing Terry’s expiring contract worth $5,850,313, and that the team is willing to package him along with prospects or draft picks in order to facilitate a trade.
While Kennedy doesn’t name any specific teams that the Rockets have spoken with, he does speculate that the Knicks are a potential trade partner, seeing how they are looking to free up cap space for next season. If Houston is unable to complete a larger trade that lands it a big name player such as Goran Dragic, then the Rockets could look to flip Terry for Jose Calderon, a player whom the Knicks are reportedly willing to move, Kennedy speculates. I recently examined the trade candidacy of Calderon.
Terry, 37, has appeared in 42 games for the Rockets this season, including four as a starter. He is averaging 7.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 22.1 minutes per game. In 1178 career games, Terry’s numbers are 15.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, and 4.3 APG. His career slash line is .446/.380/.845.