Jason Terry, who will turn 40 later this year, is the NBA’s third-oldest player behind Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili, but Terry doesn’t intend to call it a career after this season. In fact, the veteran Bucks guard would like to continue playing for multiple years, as he tells Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times.
“No. No,” Terry said when asked about the possibility of retirement. “I’m going to play two more years, God willing. Actually, I am going to play two more years.”
Terry, who is in his 18th NBA season, continues to play in a rotation role for Milwaukee this season, averaging 17.1 minutes per game. Although his 3.6 PPG represents a career low, his three-point shot has been as effective as ever — he has made 41.2% of his attempts from beyond the arc, and 42 of his 57 total made field goals this year have been three-pointers.
Although his role and his production aren’t as substantial as they were earlier in his career, Terry told Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle last month that he likes acting as a veteran mentor to his younger teammates in Milwaukee. The 39-year-old’s contract with the Bucks expires at season’s end, so it remains to be seen if he’ll attempt to continue his career in Wisconsin or somewhere else in 2017/18.