Jason Terry‘s desire to stay a Maverick turned out to be unrequited, and not receiving an offer from the team he won an NBA title with left the guard “angry at first.” Terry talked about how his free agency process started (disappointment) and ended (in Boston) with NBA TV during the unveiling of the league schedule on Thursday night. Hit the jump to see what he said about his role. Read More »
The pieces of Dallas’ 2011 NBA title team had started to fall apart before last season, but the loss of Jason Terry was one of the last star Dirk Nowitzki expected. Nowitzki told the Dallas Morning News that Terry was one of the core members whose loss he was stunned by. Terry agreed in principle Tuesday to a three-year deal with Boston for the mid-level exception. Read More »
A picture can say a thousands words. But in some cases, all you need is six, and people all over the 30-mile radius in the Northeast United States that constitutes the range of the only Nets fans in the world were hyped after Deron Williams took to Twitter last night. His words, “Made a very difficult decision today …” were followed by a picture of the Nets logo. The contract will include $98 million over five years, a chance to pair with Joe Johnson and possibly Dwight Howard and his binky, as well as a lifetime supply of Mikhail Prokhorov‘s angry Russian bodyguards (okay that probably wasn’t in the deal). Why’d he spurn his hometown contenders? More money (Dallas could only offer $75 million over four years), and Williams has also been impressed with what Brooklyn has done so far this summer. They’ve re-signed Gerald Wallace, added Joe Johnson and Reggie Evans, and reached a verbal agreement with talented Bosnian stretch forward Mirza Teletovic. Read More »
Now that Jason Terry’s time with the Dallas Mavericks is reportedly coming to a close, we thought we would recall his best plays as a Maverick. Even though Dirk was the key cog in the Dallas wheel, Terry was always there, providing a spark off the bench and relieving some of the scoring pressure. There’s no doubt there were many great plays during his eight-year run with the Mavs, as he was a key ingredient in Dallas’ 2006 Finals squad and 2011 championship team. But we’ve narrowed it down to five, so check them out as we count them down. Read More »
If Ray Allen ends up signing elsewhere, the Boston Celtics have found his replacement. Former Maverick sixth man Jason Terry has agreed in principle to a three-year deal with the Celtics for the mid-level exception. The reported deal is further proof that Boston is reloading for another title run, as the aging Terry is in the latter part of his career. Read More »
With NBA free agency beginning in less than two weeks on July 1, this year’s class will be used as a building block in a couple ways. Outside of the race for Deron Williams, it’s widely seen as a chance for teams to position themselves in the Dwight Howard or Chris Paul sweepstakes. If the Dallas Mavericks build next season’s team with the latter goal in mind — instead of winning — Jason Terry won’t return. Read More »
The tired and true story for most NBA players is that they got where they are with hard work and dedication. Many of these stories pull on our heart strings and may bring a tear to our eye while making us proud for the player. Is it fair to compare the superhuman work NBA players put in to a comic book superhero? The Dallas Mavericks think so.
The Mavs are now playing JumboTron comic book-style origin stories for Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry. Read More »
Expect Jason Terry to look different for the Dallas Mavericks’ matchup with the Orlando Magic tonight. The loser of a bet with Jameer Nelson, Terry will play for the first time without his trademark headband and high socks. Teamed up with rapper Jadakiss, Terry took on the team of Nelson and comedian Bill Bellamy in a CrossFit relay, which consisted of a shuttle run, burpee box jumps, air squats, and ring rows. Read More »
The term “clutch gene” took on a life of its own over the past few years. Michael Jordan birthed it. Kobe Bryant pushed it. Skip Bayless popularized it. It became indistinguishable, something that we can’t quite grasp. No one can explain how you get it or how you improve it. It’s just out there, sitting as the ultimate when it comes to validating yourself as a player. If someone doesn’t have it, they’ll never reach the apex.
Jason Terry has it. Ever since he was a sophomore on Arizona’s 1997 National Championship team, Terry has thrived in fourth quarters. In Dallas, despite starting just once during the Mavs’ last three playoff runs, the JET has almost always come through, the ultimate late-game sniper next to Dirk Nowitzki. Read More »