Jet lands back in Milwaukee: Bucks re-sign Jason Terry to one-year deal
The Milwaukee Bucks confirmed the previously reported news that delighted many fans over the weekend, officially announcing they had re-signed free agent Jason Terry for the 2017-18 season.
According to The Vertical, Terry's guaranteed contract is for one year and $2.3 million.
The veteran guard became a fan favorite in Milwaukee last year, an outside shooter who brought energy and enthusiasm and was considered a locker-room leader for the young squad. Terry, 40, who will be entering his 19th NBA season, played in 74 games last year for the Bucks, averaging 4.1 points, 1.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. He shot 42.7 percent on 3-pointers, which was the second-best mark on the team.
"'Jet' is a true professional who knows what it takes to be successful in the NBA," general manager Jon Horst said in a statement Monday. "He's a terrific resource for our young group as we continue to develop into a championship-caliber team. We're excited to have him back in Milwaukee."
The 6-foot-2 Terry was selected by Atlanta with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and spent the first five seasons of his career with the Hawks. He then moved to Dallas, where he played with the Mavericks for eight seasons, including the Mavs' 2011 NBA Championship team. He also played with Boston, Brooklyn and Houston prior to signing with the Bucks last season.
Terry has appeared in 1,359 NBA games (675 starts) in his career with averages of 13.8 points, 3.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest, while shooting 44.4 percent overall and 38.0 percent from 3-point range. The University of Arizona product was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2008-09 and is currently first among active players, and third all-time, in 3-pointers made (2,242).
Including Terry, the Bucks' roster is now at 15 players going into training camp, which starts Sept. 26 at the team's new practice facility Downtown.
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