HoopsHype Jason Terry rumors


May 26, 2015 Updates

Facing the prospect of elimination from the playoffs Monday night, Rockets guard Jason Terry was adamant that Game 4 of these Western Conference finals would by no means be his last. At 37 and soon to be a free agent, Terry told ESPN.com that he fully intends to return for a 17th NBA season in 2015-16. "One hundred percent," Terry said before Monday's tipoff. ESPN.com

May 24, 2015 Updates

But even a single victory, guard Jason Terry said in the wake of the Rockets' Game 3 blowout loss, is a challenge for this team at this time. The Rockets face more elemental challenges, he said, if they hope to contend in Game 4 on Monday night. "We've got to win one possession, one quarter, even," Terry said. "We can't even worry about winning a whole ballgame at this point. "They had another great first quarter. They got off to an outstanding start, 30 points in the first quarter. That's two games in a row, and you can't do that. You can't allow it to happen against a team that shoots the ball well." Houston Chronicle

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The NBA downgraded Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry's ejection to flagrant 1 foul, minimizing the possibility of a suspension. Terry was kicked out with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Friday's Game 3 loss after pushing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. As Griffin fell down, he stuck his leg out in an attempt to trip Terry. "It's just one of those games," Terry said Saturday. "It's playoff basketball, and I took a hard foul, and so I got to be real careful, and I don’t want to get ejected in a game that can cost us in a close ballgame." ESPN.com

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“Sounds good, sounds good, until I'm done and that’s the key, I’m not done yet,” Terry said. “A lot of basketball left in me and it starts with Game 1, I'm just excited to be in the playoffs and have a realistic shot and so we are here.” ESPN.com

“How ironic, 10 years ago, I was the starting point guard for the Dallas Mavericks against Houston in the series and now again I’m the starting point guard for the Rockets, it is ironic,” Terry said. “But it is something that I’ve always prepared myself for and I’m ready for the task at hand and good thing we got a good group around me so it ain’t just me by myself. So I’m prepared.” ESPN.com

“He’s been a great veteran to our team, a great voice in the locker room, a great voice on the court wherever it may be,” Dwight Howard said. “He‘s been consistent all year. He’s done an excellent job bringing myself and James [Harden] closer as teammates and also as leaders of this team.” ESPN.com

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban already has a job waiting for Jason Terry whenever the 16-year veteran guard decides to retire. "Sounds good, sounds good, until I'm done and that’s the key,’’ Terry said. "I’m not done yet.’’ By his own admission, Terry is just getting started. While the clock says he’s 37 years old and at the tail end of his illustrious career, Terry sees it from a different perspective. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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A sampling of activities for which Barnes has been suspended and/or fined while treating his teammates like family: Fighting Rafer Alston (2008), chucking a ball in the stands (2009), criticizing referees (2010), escalating a fight between Jason Terry and Steve Blake (2011), fighting Greg Stiemsma (2013), failing to leave the court in a timely manner (twice; 2013), kicking a water bottle into the stands (2014) and talking to fans/cursing at Suns owner Robert Sarver(2015). Amount in fines Barnes estimates he’s paid to the NBA during his career: About $500,000. What Barnes thinks would have happened if it had been him, and not James Harden, who “accidentally” kicked LeBron James in a sensitive region of the anatomy in a game in February: “I’d be put in jail. Or at least suspended for several games.” Sports Illustrated

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