Bucks Sign Jason Terry

AUGUST 22nd: The signing is official, the team announced.

AUGUST 19th: Terry says he has agreed to sign with the Bucks, tweets Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston. “They are a young team on the cusp of doing great things and the Bucks have a great coach in Jason Kidd,” Terry said (Twitter link).

AUGUST 18th: The Bucks are in advanced contract talks with veteran point guard Jason Terry, NBA sources told Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Terry, who turns 39 next month, averaged 5.9 points and 1.4 assists in 17.5 minutes for the Rockets last season while appearing in 72 games.

Milwaukee only has 13 players with guaranteed contracts but it is over the salary-cap limit. The Bucks still have the $2.9MM room exception at their disposal. The Rockets informed Terry last month that he was no longer in their plans.

It’s somewhat curious that the Bucks would be interested in Terry, considering they signed free agent Matthew Dellavedova away from the Cavaliers to compete with Michael Carter-Williams at the point guard spot. They also have Tyler Ennis on the roster and it’s noteworthy that the club used Giannis Antetokounmpo with great success as a point forward the second half of last season.

However, Terry could not only provide a veteran locker room presence but also some outside shooting. He’s a career 37.9% shooter on 3-point attempts and could play off the ball with Antetokounmpo running the attack.

Terry has averaged 14.3 points and 4.1 assists in a career that began with the Hawks in 1999/2000.

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7 thoughts on “Bucks Sign Jason Terry

  1. RIchard

    Um…why? Know he was teammate of Kidds’ 5-7 yrs ago, and they won a ring together. Reminds me when the NYK brought all those vets together in 2012-2013. Other than mentoring, don’t see what JT brings to the team. Backup, fine. Garbage time, fine. Don’t expect to see the “Jet” like it’s 2006!!

  2. RIchard

    Always thought these older guys wanted to be on a team with championship aspirations. He’d fit with the Celtics (I. Thomas said thru the media he’d want JT back in Boston), GSW, Cavs, Mavs maybe? Some team…even Portland, backup to D Lillard. Hmm….must be doing Kidd some sort of favor….

  3. Ravens_Last_Place

    Kidd giving his buddy a job. Maybe help develop all of the Bucks young players into average role players? Teach them how to get ridiculous trophy tattoos?

  4. calicohoax

    Terry wants to coach. Going to get some tips from his buddy. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him on the staff next year or this year if he gets hurt(shouldn’t be playing much though).

  5. Danthemilwfan

    He wants playing time. He’ll get that here in Milwaukee even if at times its limited. He wants to be a coach someday and what better way to do that then to teach the youngest team in the NBA a few things. Kenyon Martin was great to have 2 years at to not only give us some veteran minutes but to teach the bigs about how to box out, throw elbows, get in position to block shots etc…terry will have these kids shooting higher percentages then they do to start the season by the end.

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