Jason Terry won't rule out return to Mavs
July, 15, 2014
By Bryan Gutierrez | ESPNDallas.com
Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY SportsJason Terry is focused on winning more championships at this stage of his career.LAS VEGAS -- Former Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry joined ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s "Fitzsimmons and Friedo Show" to assess what the Mavs have done this summer with their acquisitions. Suffice to say, Terry is a fan of what his former team has done this summer. After barely holding on for a playoff spot last season, Terry believes that Dallas is going to be right in the mix in the highly-competitive Western Conference this season.
"Instantly, you put them in the top four teams in the Western Conference," Terry said.
"I won’t rule out returning back to Dallas. It's my home and my heart," Terry said. "I bleed blue. I’m a Maverick."
While Dallas does have it's $2.7 million exception in play and has looked at the likes of Mo Williams and Mike Miller to help fill the void of perimeter shooting and Terry would love to have a reunion, he is under contract with the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento would have to buy out the rest of Terry's contract, which is in the final year at roughly $5.9 million.
The situation in Sacramento is one centered around rebuilding and youth, not exactly one catering to a 36-year-old shooting guard. Being rather direct, Terry said that the situation with the Kings wasn't an ideal one for him.
"I wouldn't say it's rebuilding, but a building process," Terry said. "DeMarcus Cousins, a huge talent. Attitude, a little shaky. Rudy Gay, not a proven winner in this league but a tremendous talent and a guy you can build around.
"They're in transition right now. For me, at this point in my career, I want championships."
Terry went on to elaborate on the fact that championships are his driving force in the twilight of his career.
"I don't like the fact when I go to sleep at night that Dwyane Wade has three, Ray Allen has two, LeBron [James] has two," Terry said. "That bothers me. I want to get back on a team that has a realistic shot to win a championship, and I think Dallas is doing those types of things.
"I think there will be some more conversations with my agent and the Sacramento Kings to get a better picture of where they are headed and what they're trying to accomplish."