The Rockets recently informed Terry that he wouldn't be re-signed for the 2016-17 season, Justin Termine of Sirius XM NBA Radio reports. Terry will turn 39 in September and is coming off a season in which he saw his field-goal (40.2%) and three-point (35.6%) percentages both noticeably dip from the prior campaign. The Rockets lack veteran depth at both guard spots, but evidently, Terry wasn't viewed as a solution after spending the past two seasons with the team. Terry has indicated he has no plans of retiring, so it wouldn't be surprising to see another team bring him aboard for the veteran's minimum.
Terry went without a point (0-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt) and contributed four rebounds and one assist across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 114-81 Game 5 loss to the Warriors. Terry guaranteed a Rockets win prior to the game, but he was one of the bigger culprits in the blowout loss, during which the team shot a combined 32.6 percent from the field. The 38-year-old will become a free agent this offseason, and while he should earn an invite to training camp for some team if he elects to keep his career going, it's unlikely that he'd be anything more than a deep reserve for any squad. He offers more as a positive presence in the locker room than he does on the court these days.
Terry scored six points and added two rebounds, two assists and a steal in Monday's 129-105 win over the Timberwolves. Terry's minutes have been trending upwards in the month of April as the Rockets make a push for the playoffs. He saw 23 minutes of action Monday and has seen over 20 minutes in each of the last three games. Even so, the 38-year-old doesn't contribute much production as he is averaging only 6.2 points and 2.4 three pointers made per game in the month of April.
Terry had one rebound and one assist while missing both of his field-goal attempts (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in 16 minutes during the Rockets' 89-87 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday. Terry has been struggling in March, with averages of 5.1 points on 37 percent from the field to go with 1.5 assists, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 20 minutes per contest. The 38-year-old can still hit double figures in scoring on any given night, but he is not a reliable option anymore at this stage of his career.
Terry managed just two points (1-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt) to go with one rebound, one assist, two steals and a rare blocked shot in 17 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Bulls. Terry finished the night with a nightmarish -24 plus/minus and couldn't get anything going for the second straight game. Outside of James Harden, it's hard to rely on anyone for consistent offensive production in Houston. Terry's minutes fluctuate wildly and he maintains little fantasy relevance in most leagues.
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