NBA rumors have Jason Terry intrigued by an offer from the New Orleans Pelicans. For the 2015-16 NBA season, Terry has also been given an offer by the Houston Rockets to return. A report from CBS Sports states that Terry wasn’t pleased with the offer from the Rockets, leading to him considering what the Pelicans have put on the table.
Terry could certainly help add some depth and a veteran presence to the Pelicans if he decides he likes the offer. After the way the Rockets have dealt with him this NBA offseason, by first renouncing his Bird rights and then offering him a minimum-salary exception, it’s possible Terry has already walked out the door in Houston. Though he hasn’t stated it publicly, he is likely very frustrated the team didn’t try harder to retain him.
With the Pelicans, Terry could get the bi-annual option, which is worth $2.139 million for the 2015-16 season. That would make sense within these current NBA rumors, and pay him more than he would make in Houston. With Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon often getting injured, the franchise could also use some added depth at the guard position. Jason Terry could do exactly that and fill in as a starter if any new injuries popped up.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the New Orleans Pelicans are also trying to re-sign Norris Cole before the beginning of the NBA preseason. Cole would give the team added depth as well, but he likely wouldn’t take any minutes away from Terry. This is a good position for the veteran to be in (Terry), which is a good thing to say about a 37-year-old guard in the league.
Last season, Terry played 77 games for the Houston Rockets, hitting on 42.2 percent of his shots from the field and 81.2 percent from the line. His scoring was down (7.0 points per game), but so were his minutes with a guard-heavy Rockets team. Acquiring Ty Lawson has created even more of a log jam with James Harden, Patrick Beverley, and Marcus Thornton on the roster as well.
From both a team and player standpoint, these NBA rumors make a lot of sense for the New Orleans Pelicans and Jason Terry. Now it is just a matter of getting him to sign his name on the dotted line to remove any temptation he might have to re-sign with Houston.
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