Jason Terry

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Jason Terry
Jason Terry.jpg
Terry with the Mavericks
No. 31 – Sacramento Kings
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 36)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Franklin (Seattle, Washington)
College Arizona (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 1999–present
Career history
19992004 Atlanta Hawks
20042012 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Brooklyn Nets
2014–present Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977[1]) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. He plays shooting guard, although he can also play point guard. His nickname, "JET," derives from his initials.[1] Regarded as an effective bench player, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009.[2][3][4]

Terry won an NBA championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks when they defeated the Miami Heat in six games on June 12, 2011. He has made the fourth most three point field goals in a career in NBA history.

Early life[edit]

Jason was born in Seattle, Washington. He was one of ten children raised by his mother, Andrea Cheatham and his father, Curtis Terry.[1] One of his brothers, Curtis, played college basketball for UNLV. On February 2, 2007 Terry's number (31) was retired at Franklin High School.[5] Terry won back to back State Championships in 1994 and 1995.

College career[edit]

In 1997, Terry won an NCAA Championship with the University of Arizona. His teammates included Mike Bibby, Michael Dickerson, and Miles Simon.[6] Terry has announced that he would like to be an assistant coach with his old college basketball team once he retires from playing in the NBA.

NBA career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (1999–2004)[edit]

Terry was drafted out of the University of Arizona by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA Draft as the 10th overall selection. In the 2000–01 season, Terry emerged as the team's best player, averaging 19.7 points and leading the club in steals, assists and free throws made. He played 3,089 minutes. After spending his first five seasons with the Hawks, Terry was traded to the Mavericks just prior to the start of the 2004–05 season.

Dallas Mavericks (2004–2012)[edit]

He had a mediocre first few months with the Mavericks but eventually came into his own, putting up solid numbers and by the end of the season earning his spot as the Mavs' number one guard.

In the 2004–05 NBA Playoffs, Terry averaged 17.5 points on 51% shooting while hitting 49% from three-point range in his first playoff run. Yet his team failed to advance to the conference finals, losing its second-round series 4–2 to Nash's Phoenix Suns. In Game 6 of that series Terry got in a confrontation with teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who was frustrated by his own erratic play during the playoffs, for committing the crucial error of backing off of Steve Nash in the final seconds of regulation with his team up by 3, who subsequently hit the 3-point shot to send the game into overtime resulting eventually in the ousting of the Mavericks from the playoffs.[citation needed]

In the final seconds of Game 5 of the 2005–06 NBA Western Conference playoff semi-finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Terry in closeups was shown punching opposing guard and former teammate Michael Finley in the groin.[citation needed] On May 18, 2006, Terry was suspended without pay from Game 6. Despite losing that game, the Mavericks were able to close out the series in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. In Game 6 of the 2006 NBA Finals, Terry shot 7 for 25 from the field and 2 for 11 from three-point territory as the cold shooting Mavericks were eliminated in 6 games by the Miami Heat.

On July 1, 2006, after spending only 12 hours on the free-agent market, Terry agreed to a 6-year contract to stay with the Dallas Mavericks.[7]

Terry won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2009, after playing in 74 games and starting in 11 of them, averaging 19.6 ppg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 rpg, 1.3 spg in 33.7 mpg during the season.

On May 8, 2011, in a playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Terry tied an NBA playoff record with nine made three-pointers. He joined Rex Chapman, Vince Carter, and Ray Allen in achieving this record. Terry missed only one of the three-point field goals he attempted.[8] He finished the game 10 of 14 with 32 points.[9]

Boston Celtics (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 18, 2012, Terry signed a three-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth an estimated $15 million. He couldn't keep his number (#31), as it was retired by the Boston Celtics in honor of Cedric Maxwell, so he decided to choose to wear (#4) on his Celtics uniform. He played 79 games and starting in 24 of them, averaging 10.1 ppg, 2.5 apg, 2.0 rpg, in 26.9 mpg during his only season with the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics finished 41-40, with one game against the Indiana Pacers not played because of the Boston Marathon bombings, and clinched the 7th seed of the Eastern Conference to make the playoffs. The Boston Celtics met up the New York Knicks in the opening round of the playoffs. On Game 3, Terry was elbowed by J.R. Smith, who was later suspended from Game 4.[10]

Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)[edit]

On June 28, 2013, the day of the NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Terry, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett for future first-round picks in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 drafts and Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans.[11] The deal was finally completed on July 12, 2013. Brooklyn also received D. J. White, who was later waived on July 18, 2013.[12]

Sacramento Kings (2014–present)[edit]

On February 19, 2014, the Brooklyn Nets traded Terry and forward Reggie Evans to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton.[13] However, it was announced by Kings' head coach Mike Malone that due to a lingering knee injury, Terry won't join the team this season; instead he will rehabilitate the injury in Dallas to prepare for next season.[14][15]

Playing style[edit]

Terry is an elite shooter; he has made the fourth most career three-pointers in NBA history.[16] He frequently pulls up for midrange jump shots off the dribble, making him difficult to guard. He is known for playing his best at the end of games.[17] Terry is not an outstanding defender, though he has averaged a respectable 1.3 steals per game throughout his career.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Terry and his wife, Johnyika, have four daughters; Jasionna, Jalayah, Jaida and Jasa Azuré.[19] His younger sister, Lyric, used to live with them in Dallas.[20]

His cousin is Ron Milus, a secondary coach in the NFL.[21] Terry has the number 206 tattooed on his chest, the area code of Seattle, his hometown. He also has a tattoo of Underdog. Before the 2010–2011 season, he tattooed the NBA championship Larry O'Brien trophy on his inner biceps and was vindicated as the Mavericks won the championship.[20] Before the 2012–2013 season, he tattooed the Boston Celtics logo with the NBA championship trophy onto his arm.[22]

Terry is the cousin of fellow NBA player Martell Webster.

International career[edit]

Terry was a member of the United States squad for the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Atlanta 81 27 23.3 .415 .293 .807 2.0 4.3 1.1 .1 8.1
2000–01 Atlanta 82 77 37.7 .436 .395 .846 3.3 4.9 1.3 .1 19.7
2001–02 Atlanta 78 78 38.0 .430 .387 .835 3.5 5.7 1.8 .2 19.3
2002–03 Atlanta 81 81 38.0 .428 .371 .887 3.4 7.4 1.6 .2 17.2
2003–04 Atlanta 81 78 37.3 .417 .347 .827 4.1 5.4 1.5 .2 16.8
2004–05 Dallas 80 57 30.0 .501 .420 .844 2.4 5.4 1.4 .2 12.4
2005–06 Dallas 80 80 35.0 .470 .411 .800 2.0 3.8 1.3 .3 17.1
2006–07 Dallas 81 80 35.1 .484 .438 .804 2.9 5.2 1.0 .2 16.7
2007–08 Dallas 82 34 31.5 .467 .375 .857 2.5 3.2 1.1 .2 15.5
2008–09 Dallas 74 11 33.7 .463 .366 .880 2.4 3.4 1.3 .3 19.6
2009–10 Dallas 77 12 33.0 .438 .365 .866 1.8 3.8 1.2 .2 16.6
2010–11 Dallas 82 10 31.3 .451 .362 .850 1.9 4.1 1.1 .2 15.8
2011–12 Dallas 63 1 31.7 .430 .378 .883 2.4 3.6 1.2 .2 15.1
2012–13 Boston 79 24 26.9 .434 .372 .870 2.0 2.5 .8 .1 10.1
2013–14 Brooklyn 35 0 16.3 .362 .379 .667 1.1 1.6 .4 .0 4.5
Career 1136 650 32.5 .446 .379 .846 2.6 4.4 1.2 .2 15.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Dallas 13 13 38.5 .506 .491 .884 4.2 4.6 1.3 .5 17.5
2006 Dallas 22 22 38.4 .442 .307 .831 2.9 3.8 1.2 .0 18.9
2007 Dallas 6 6 38.2 .003 .001 .833 2.3 3.7 .8 .3 17.0
2008 Dallas 5 3 36.0 .433 .438 .867 1.6 4.8 .4 .2 15.8
2009 Dallas 10 1 32.5 .389 .373 .767 2.8 1.9 .6 .3 14.3
2010 Dallas 6 0 29.0 .377 .400 .750 2.5 2.0 .7 .2 12.7
2011 Dallas 21 0 32.6 .478 .442 .843 1.9 3.2 1.2 .1 17.5
2012 Dallas 4 1 34.8 .455 .500 .625 2.3 3.8 .3 .0 13.8
2013 Boston 6 1 31.5 .444 .441 .818 2.2 2.0 .7 .3 12.0
Career 93 47 35.1 .448 .397 .827 2.6 3.4 1.0 .2 16.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jason Terry NBA.com bio. Nba.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Jason Terry apparently won’t get Sixth Man Award | Dallas Mavericks Blog. Mavsblog.dallasnews.com (April 19, 2011). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  3. ^ Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry says he's the best sixth man in the NBA – ESPN Dallas. Sports.espn.go.com (February 15, 2011). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Ziller, Tom. (April 19, 2011) Lamar Odom Wins Sixth Man Award; Jason Terry, Thaddeus Young Round Out Top 3. SBNation.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Ko, Michael (February 3, 2007) The Seattle Times: Sports: KingCo 4A Boys Roundup | Generation Next leads Franklin past Garfield. Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  6. ^ 1997 NCAA Tournament Recap, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, April 1, 1997
  7. ^ Jason Terry agrees to a 6-year contract with the Mavericks, AP, accessed July 1, 2006[dead link]
  8. ^ Jason Terry ties Record. Hangtime.blogs.nba.com (May 9, 2011). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  9. ^ Lakers-Mavericks Game 4 Box Score. Sports.yahoo.com, May 8, 2011. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Celtics Sign Jason Terry". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nets, Celtics work out blockbuster". ESPN. June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nets Acquire NBA Champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "KINGS ACQUIRE JASON TERRY AND REGGIE EVANS". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jason Terry Won't Report To Kings, Will Rehab Knee In Preperation For Next Season". RealGM.com. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Jason Terry out for rest of season for left knee rehab". InsideHoops.com. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ NBA All Time Leaders: Three-Point Field Goals Made. Nba.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  17. ^ Jason Terry relishing role of fourth-quarter specialist. Reuters.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  18. ^ ESPN: Jason Terry Stats. Espn.go.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  19. ^ [1][dead link]
  20. ^ a b Facts about Jason Terry. JockBio. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  21. ^ Player Bio: Curtis Terry – UNLV Official Athletic Site. Unlvrebels.com (August 27, 1985). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
  22. ^ "Jason Terry gets a new Tattoo". clnsradio.com. August 11, 2012. 

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