Jason Terry becomes a free agent this summer and has not had a very good time while in Houston. Could he make a return to the Dallas Mavericks?
The Dallas Mavericks are getting nearer and nearer to possibly the biggest year in free agency since the 2011 championship. With bonafide stars available at all 5 positions and an abundance of talent at the center spot, we will be wining and dining every player who will listen.
Unfortunately, history has a tendency of repeating itself in the league. Teams like LA and Miami and New York will always have a bigger pull for the superstars than Dallas does. For that reason, we have had to work with our lone superstar since the turn of the century and it has worked.
Dirk Nowitzki is finally reaching the twilight years of his basketball career. Still a lights out shooter and one of the greatest to ever play the game, the Mavericks don’t want to see him go without a fight so we continue to bring in smaller names to meet needs.
This year, regardless of the plan the Mavericks have set or the one that eventually takes place, I want to see Dallas bring back Jason Terry. The Jet is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and will likely not be returning to the Houston Rockets.
So why would the Mavs want him?
Well for starters, he should be a cheap option. As a reasonable scorer and a seasoned veteran, there is no reason to believe he couldn’t help the team out with his leadership and/or his play on the court. That compounded with the potentially minimum level contract makes him an intriguing option for the Mavs.
Another reason is exactly the point I started with. History does tend to repeat itself and if reuniting Dirk and Jet can get Terry back to his impressive shooting that Dallas was familiar with, his contract becomes a steal. He hasn’t found his niche out in Houston so maybe returning to familiar territory could reignite his career.
The last and most important reason to me is that Jason Terry truthfully deserves to finish his career and retire with the Mavs. Terry played his best years of his entire career in Dallas and helped bring the team it’s only title.
Along with those accolades, he also was the 6th man of the year, 3-point contestant, and holder of a few different records including most 3-pointers in a playoff game. Jet was a staple in the Mavericks lineup during the glory years from 2004-2012 averaging over 15 points per game 7 out of the 8 years in Dallas.
In reality, the Dallas Mavericks probably do not have a championship or two finals appearances without the help of Jason Terry. For that reason, and the others mentioned above, Jason ‘the Jet’ Terry deserves to retire with the Dallas Maverick and have his number hung right next to Dirk’s in the rafters.
Will the Mavericks take a stab at Terry in free agency? Or will we continue our search for the next Dallas superstar? Keep up with all free agency rumors and actions here at The Smoking Cuban.