HoopsHype Jason Terry rumors

February 18, 2014 Updates

Talks have been ongoing for several days, sources said, but no agreement is imminent. The Kings and Nets have both been engaged in talks on multiple fronts with teams heading into Thursday's NBA trade deadline. Yahoo! Sports

My sources have confirmed an ESPN report that the Cavs and Nets have discussed a trade involving Jack and Nets guard Jason Terry. But the Cavs really have no interest in the 36-year old Terry. A third team would likely need to be involved for this deal to happen. It sounds little more than exploratory at this point. FOXSports.com

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January 26, 2014 Updates

To recap, the Celtics traded Garnett, Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016, and 2018), as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2017. How did the deal come together? Danny Ainge: It did come together fairly quickly. What I was excited about was that it appeared at the time to be a great situation for everybody — I think that for Paul and KG and Jason Terry and for us. It looked like it was going to be a good situation for them to be a major contender again and be vying for a championship. Their year hasn’t gone that way, but before the season started, it sure looked like it. I think it was a happy way to make a very difficult decision. Boston Globe

Kevin McHale recently said the state of the NBA under its new collective bargaining agreement kind of forces you to make a deal like this even if you would have liked Paul to retire a Celtic. Is that fair? Danny Ainge: Well, I don’t know if it forces it, but it forces it if you want to remain competitive. And it certainly gives you a jumpstart in the rebuilding process, as opposed to not doing it for sentimental reasons. I think what Kevin is saying is, nobody wants to trade away a Paul Pierce or a Kevin Garnett — and Jason Terry, for that matter. Jason Terry, he only played with us for a year, but I love that guy. He gave a lot to us and he’s just a class act — throughout his career. But that’s nothing that anybody wants to do, and is looking forward to doing. But I think that when the opportunity presented itself, it was a deal that I had to do for the franchise. Boston Globe

People say you pulled off a huge steal. What do you think when you hear that? Danny Ainge: Well, what I felt at the time was, I thought it was a really gutsy move by Brooklyn. I admired it. I thought the way KG finished last year, and Paul — both of them looked like they had a lot of basketball left in them, as the season finished last year. And so, I felt that it was a good deal for both teams. Like, I wasn’t able to put Joe Johnson and Deron Williams and Brook Lopez around Paul and KG. I wish I could have. They still would’ve been Celtics. But we weren’t in that position, to become a contender, I don’t think. I didn’t think that Paul and KG could carry us like they had for the five or six years previous. We were a team, I felt, that was destined to mediocrity as opposed to excellence with those guys. And especially with [Rajon] Rondo being out and so forth, it was going to be a long year for us with those two guys at the stage of their careers. It wouldn’t have done them justice. So, I was happy for Brooklyn. They were taking a chance. I thought it was a really good trade. I thought it was good for us and where we were as a franchise. And I thought it was really good for Jet, Paul, and KG and for [new Nets coach] Jason Kidd. I didn’t know if they’d win a championship or not, because I knew Indiana and Miami were going to be very good, and I thought Chicago was going to be very good. But I really thought it was going to be a four-horse race in the East, with those four teams. That’s what it looked like to me when the season started. Boston Globe

January 25, 2014 Updates

That's why Perkins is a big believer that when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return to the TD Garden on Sunday for the first time since being traded to Brooklyn, it will be an emotional time for both players. Especially Pierce who spent his entire NBA career with Boston until the blockbuster trade this summer sent him and Garnett along with Jason Terry, to the Nets. "I expect it to be crazy," said Perkins. "I expect them to get a pretty good welcome back which is well deserved, I think." CSNNE.com

January 10, 2014 Updates

Jason Terry has been very vocal about his hate for the Miami Heat over the years -- and the Brooklyn Nets veteran guard always relishes the opportunity play against them. “This is what you live for to play against the champions,” Terry said Friday morning. “To go out and show them what you can do. Obviously, it’s always personal with me. It’s never business. It’s always personal. And that’s just the way I’ve always approached games against the Heat. Regardless of who’s in those uniforms, it still says the Heat, and it still says they have more championships than I do. So until I catch up, then it’s gonna be personal.” ESPN.com

January 9, 2014 Updates

With Williams out, Alan Anderson has started at shooting guard. Kidd brings guard Jason Terry, versatile forward Andrei Kirilenko and big men Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans off the bench. The small lineup has created issues for some teams with size, including the Thunder, Hawks and Warriors. "The confidence is building, morale is high obviously, but through the cases of when we have guys out, everybody knows we have to pick it up a bit," Garnett said. "But since the New Year game we've obviously tried to turn this thing around not just from an effort standpoint, but for each other. USA Today Sports

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December 13, 2013 Updates

Toronto could try to wait out the Nets' inclusion of a 2020 first-round draft pick or rookie center Mason Plumlee, but is doubtful Brooklyn will pay such a steep price. Jason Terry has been raised in talks, too, but only as part of a deal that includes young players or draft assets. Yahoo! Sports

December 7, 2013 Updates

In an interview conducted before the Knicks game, but posted afterwards, Jason Terry said he is not giving up on the Nets, that he remains positive about the team's prospects. "Oh no doubt," he said when asked he was still optimistic. "We’re going to be a great team -- not a good team -- a great team," Terry said Wednesday. "And we just got to get healthy, number one, but we just got to continue to fight. Too many times, even when we did have our guys, when a team made a run on us or something, we've dropped our head and felt sorry for ourselves. Even at home, the fans start to boo, we feel sorry for ourselves. No, it’s just basketball." NetsDaily

December 6, 2013 Updates

Jason Terry summed up the state of the Nets quite nicely after Wednesday’s practice. “I mean, if it gets any worse,” Terry said, “who the [expletive] knows? “I don’t.” New York Post

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