The Dallas Mavericks traded for Jason Terry in August of 2004, just one month after Steve Nash departed for Phoenix in free agency. They had made the playoffs four straight years, including the Western Conference Finals in 2003, but Cuban decided against bringing back the future Hall of Famer and the team swung a deal to have Terry replace him.
Over the next eight seasons, the Jet became a franchise legend. He was a key piece in two NBA Finals runs, and the 6’2 guard was the second-leading scorer on their 2011 championship team. Terry played well off Dirk Nowitzki as the Mavericks became a playoff fixture and perennial contender.
Terry has moved into coaching and is currently leading the Grand Rapids Gold in the G League. He did an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio on March 26 where he offered plenty of praise for current superstar Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Here is a closer look.
Jason Terry believes Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are just getting started
The Jet called Luka a “generation talent” before noting that the 23-year-old superstar is always going to give the Mavericks a chance to win. He gave plenty of credit to his former teammate and current Mavs head coach Jason Kidd before offering the following quote about number 77.
"The way Luka plays the game is pure. He just commands so much attention and makes everybody around him better. It’s just crazy that this kid is only 23 years old. He’s got so many years of great basketball ahead of him, and they’re just getting started."
Fans can listen to Terry’s full quote on the Mavericks below.
Jason Terry is clearly high on Luka Doncic and the future of the Dallas Mavericks. Head coach Jason Kidd has them locked in on the defensive end of the floor, and no team wants to draw the Mavs in the playoffs.
They will be back for the third straight year, but can Doncic lead them beyond the first round for the first time since 2011? Expect a monster performance from the 23-year-old superstar in what will be a cannot miss series. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for news, opinions, and analysis all postseason, and the latest rumors as the offseason gets underway.