Veteran guard and three-point marksman Jason Terry is returning to the Houston Rockets for the 2015-16 season, a source confirmed to ClutchFans.
The news was first reported by Shams Charania of RealGM.com.
Jason Terry has decided to re-sign with the Houston Rockets on a 1-year deal, league sources tell RealGM. New Orleans made strong push.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 19, 2015
Terry averaged 7 points in 21 minutes per game with the Rockets last season, including a team-best 39% shooting from behind the arc. Now a 16-year NBA veteran, the 37-year-old Terry — known fondly as “Jet” — was widely regarded as one of the leaders in the Houston locker room.
With Pat Beverley out due to injury, Terry started all 17 of Houston’s playoff games at point guard — scoring 9.2 points and dishing out 2.8 assists in just under 29 minutes per game.
Terry enters the 2015-16 season as Houston’s third point guard following the July acquisition of Ty Lawson and the re-signing of Beverley. But with Lawson facing a possible suspension to start the season, Terry could see minutes early in the year as Beverley’s primary backup. He could also play at shooting guard behind James Harden and the newly-acquired Marcus Thornton.