One person who likes the idea of guard Jason Terry playing for the Milwaukee Bucks is forward Shawn Marion.
Terry and Marion were Dallas Mavericks teammates from 2009-’12, and helped the Mavericks capture their lone NBA title in 2011. One of their high profile teammates during that championship season was Jason Kidd, who is now the coach of the Bucks and is very familiar with Terry’s basketball acumen.
So too is Marion.
“That’s awesome, I love it,’’ Marion said of Terry’s signing with the Bucks. “They need a great veteran up there.’’
Terry, who turns 39 on Sept. 15, has averaged 14.3 points and 4.1 assists during his 17-year career and signed a one-year contract with the Bucks on Monday. He also is third on the NBA’s all-time list for 3-pointers made with 2,169.
Nicknamed the JET, Terry was a clutch performer during his days with the Mavericks and at other NBA stops. The Bucks have 10 players on their roster who are 25 years old or younger, so Terry can also share his experiences as Milwaukee’s young players navigate their way through the NBA landscape.
“I just talked to him the other night,’’ said Marion, who retired in 2015 after playing 17 seasons. “I’m happy that he’s going to join J-Kidd and help him out.
“He’s a great veteran that can help do some things that can help control the young guys, and he’s going to give them some veteran leadership.’’