Jason Terry wants another run with the Houston Rockets. The veteran point guard has agreed to re-sign with the Texas team with a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, Terry also drew interest from other Western Conference teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz, but decided to stay with the Rockets, where he is a vital part of the backcourt rotation. The 38-year-old Terry will enter his 17th NBA season with stints with the Atlanta Hawks from 1999 to 2005, Dallas Mavericks from 2004 to 2012, Boston Celtics in 2012-2013, Brooklyn Nets in 2013-2014 and the Rockets last season.
In 77 games for the Rockets last year, he started 18 games as the Rockets struggled with injuries in the guard rotation particularly to that of starting point guard Patrick Beverley. He averaged 7.0 points on 39.0% shooting from the three-point line in the regular season and 9.2 points on 35.4% shooting from the three-point line in the postseason. The Rockets acquired point guard Ty Lawson earlier in the offseason in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.
With the return of Terry, the Rockets have now one of the deepest PG rotations in the entire league with Lawson, Beverley and Terry sharing minutes at the PG spot. All three can also play the shooting guard position, which adds versatility to the already-stacked Rockets backcourt featuring superstar and MVP-candidate James Harden.