Terry acknowledged Saturday that he has retired from professional basketball unless he receives a contract offer from the Lakers, Warriors or Mavericks, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Terry presumably favors the former two landing spots for the opportunity to contend for another NBA title, while a reunion with the Mavericks would come more for nostalgic reasons. In any case, it doesn't seem likely that Terry will draw serious interest from any of the three clubs, given that he didn't take part in training camp anywhere and turned 41 years old in September. If this is indeed the end for the veteran guard, he'll wrap up his career with averages of 13.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game across stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Brooklyn, Houston and Milwaukee over 19 seasons. Terry captured his lone NBA title with the Mavericks during the 2010-11 season.
Terry indicated that he intends to play another season in the NBA and would like it to be with Milwaukee, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Terry has seen his role diminish as a player, playing just 51 games this past season, averaging 3.3 points across 16.0 minutes on 34.8 percent shooting from deep. But, he wants to "see things through" with the Bucks, seemingly as a veteran leader.
Terry did not record a point (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), but added two assists, two rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes during Thursday's 119-111 loss to the visiting Nets. This was Terry's third game during his last four in which he has failed to score a point, even though he is seeing an average of 20.7 minutes in each of those games. Currently, the former Arizona star is averaging 3.2 points and 1.2 assists over 16.1 minutes per game during his 14th season in the league.
Terry tallied just eight points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists, three steals and two rebounds in 21 minutes during Thursday's 116-107 victory over the Warriors. Terry moved back to the bench Thursday and saw a dip in his playing time. He didn't offer a lot in terms of fantasy value but was able to contribute three steals. That makes nine steals over his past three games, something that is likely going to dissipate at any time. He could move back into the starting lineup at some stage but remains a deeper league option only.
Terry will come off the bench Thursday against the Warriors, with Tony Snell re-joining the starting lineup. Terry will return to his regular role off the bench after the veteran started in the past two contests. Off the pine, Terry has averaged 3.0 points, 1.1 assists and 0.9 rebounds per contest in just over 14 minutes per game this season.
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