Jason Terry explains why he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks
At 38 years old, Terry knows his playing days are numbered. Considering that, many are expecting he would choose to play for a contender and not a rebuilding, but promising, Bucks squad.
Head coach Jason Kidd, who once played and won a championship with Terry on the Dallas Mavericks, is sure to have had a major influence on “The Jet” deciding to make his landing in Milwaukee. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Terry revealed other reasons that played a factor as well while discussing his decision in detail.
Terry said nobody gives enough attention to the Bucks right now, but after a closer inspection, the roster is young, athletic, and long at every position, which could prove to be a tough match up for every NBA team. He also lauded offseason acquisitions Matthew Dellavedova, who just won a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and sharp shooter Mirza Teletovic, acquired from the Phoenix Suns. Terry compared the ladder to legendary sniper Peja Stojakovic.
Terry said he is excited for the development of the young team and simply could not say no to Jason Kidd. His presence should provide both a veteran presence in the locker room and an offensive boost off the bench, which is exactly what Kidd told Jason he expects from him.
Terry played for the Houston Rockets (72 games, 7 starts) last season. He averaged 6 points, 1.4 assists, and 1.1 rebounds in under 18 minutes per game.