Jason Terry has been in the NBA since the turn of the 21st century, and he's not ready to hang up his sneakers just yet.
The 17-year pro told Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News that he'll continue playing during the 2016-17 season, and he hopes to sign with a contender for a shot at a second championship.
“Not retiring at all,” Terry said. “Just looking for another opportunity to get back on a contender. But if that opportunity doesn't present itself, still being able to go in and have an impact in the locker room on the younger players and provide quality minutes off the bench. My body feels great. My mind is still sharp.”
Terry averaged double digit points for 13 straight seasons, providing his teams with an outside shooting weapon that consistently burned anybody who dared to leave him open. He has the 3rd most three-pointers in the history of the NBA with 2,169.
The Jet won his sole NBA title in 2011, helping the Dallas Mavericks upset LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the stacked Miami Heat in six games. Terry averaged 18 points in that series, including 27 off the bench in the decisive Game 6.
When asked if he'd be open to rejoining the Mavs, Terry said he will consider the possibility.
“If the opportunity presents itself then yes, but if it doesn't, then I have to explore my options,” he said. “My home base is here in Dallas.”
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