Veteran guard Jason Terry was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Kings at Thursday's deadline in the move that brought Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn. But don't expect Terry to be hoisting shots for the lottery Kings. Sacramento announced Saturday that:
Newly acquired Jason Terry will sit out the rest of the season while "rehabilitating his left knee," Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 22, 2014
Or, another way to put it:
Kings announce that Jason Terry will spend rest of season rehabbing his knee. Nice way of saying he didn't want to play there.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February 22, 2014
Terry averaged 4.5 points on 36 percent shooting, and hasn't been the same since winning a title in 2011 with the Mavericks. He signed with Boston after the lockout, then was traded in the deal for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
We'll see if Terry can get himself right to put in a productive season next year. Terry has $5.8 million left on his contract for next season. The Kings have not indicated whether they will look to buyout the remainder Terry's contract.