The Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship and key pieces began disassembling the team to make camp space for free agents. One of the pieces that elected to leave was shooting guard Jason Terry.
As free agency swirls and stars like LeBron James returns home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it brings up the idea of other NBA superstars returning home. Terry said he wouldn’t rule out a return to the Mavericks.
“I won’t rule out returning back to Dallas. It’s my home and my heart,” Terry said on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Friedo Show,” as transcribed by ESPN Dallas. “I bleed blue. I’m a Maverick.”
The Mavericks are in need for a perimeter shooter, but Terry is locked into a contract with the Sacramento Kings. Terry would need the Kings to buyout his contract and then take Dallas’ $2.7 million exception. Terry isn’t thrilled to be a part of a rebuilding Kings team and is looking to compete for Championships, something he thinks Dallas can accomplish.
“I don’t like the fact when I go to sleep at night that Dwyane Wade has three, Ray Allen has two, LeBron [James] has two,” Terry said. “That bothers me. I want to get back on a team that has a realistic shot to win a championship, and I think Dallas is doing those types of things.
“I think there will be some more conversations with my agent and the Sacramento Kings to get a better picture of where they are headed and what they’re trying to accomplish.”
Of course the Maverick’s big free agent signing is that of Chandler Parsons, something Terry sees as giving the Mavericks a huge boost.
“Instantly, you put them in the top four teams in the Western Conference,” Terry said.
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