Last season, the Milwaukee Bucks leaned on veteran Jason Terry as a backup point guard more than 18 minutes a night. At age 39 he hit 42 percent from three, can knock down the catch-and-shoot chance, but is mostly a spot-up shooter now who doesn’t create much, and he’s not much help defensively. He’s trusted locker room leader, and he can give a team a few decent minutes a night.
That leadership and his shooting has multiple teams looking at signing Terry to a one-year, minimum contract. The Bucks want him back but there is competition, reports Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.
Jason Terry also made an appearance at the Summer League and, while it is generally assumed he’ll return to the Bucks for another season, it’s far from a slam dunk.
According to league sources, the 39-year-old Terry, who gave the Bucks some quality leadership and 3-point shooting last season, has drawn interest from some other teams.
An official with a Western Conference playoff-caliber team, who requested anonymity, confirmed his team is contemplating extending Terry a contract offer.
Every contract offer at this point for Terry will be basically the same, a veteran minimum ($2.3 million in his case). Terry can sit back and field the offers, then decide where he wants to play, and what role he wants to have on that team.
I’d expect the Bucks to keep him, but the choice is his.