Jason Terry has every intention on being in some NBA team’s training camp this fall.
The veteran shooting guard is hoping it’s in Milwaukee.
Terry signed with the Bucks last summer and adjusted quite nicely to his new digs.
“Jason loves Milwaukee,’’ said Ryan Davis, Terry’s agent. “Hopefully, Milwaukee will bring him back.’’
On the surface, at last, it would be a no-brainer for the Bucks to re-sign Terry, who’ll become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. After all, while the Bucks are pushing the limit on the salary cap, Terry would hardly break their bank.
Terry, aka “The Jet,” made the veteran’s minimum of $1.5 million last season and would likely receive the veteran’s minimum this season of $2.3M, with the Bucks only taking a $1.7M cap hit.
The 39-year-old Terry was a solid contributor off the bench for the Bucks last season. He averaged 4.1 points and 1.3 assists in 18 minutes a game. He shot the ball well, connecting on 43 percent of his shots from the field, and was one of the Bucks’ few reliable 3-point shooters. He converted on .427 of his treys, second only to Khris Middleton’s .433.
Terry’s biggest asset to the Bucks, though, was his locker room presence. Being an 18-year-pro, he provided a relatively young team some much-needed experience and leadership.
“I definitely think there’s a market for him and that there’ll be some teams looking for his services,’’ Ryan said of Terry, who has been coaching his daughters’ basketball teams this summer. “But I can see him going back to the Bucks. He and (Bucks coach) Jason Kidd have a good relationship and he wants to keep helping the Bucks turn their culture around.’’