Veteran NBA combo guard Jason Terry has been traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Houston Rockets.
Terry, who never reported to the Kings after being traded at the deadline from Brooklyn. He struggled early with the Nets in 2013-14, averaging a career-low 16.3 minutes per game over the course of 35 contests.
Once being traded to Sacramento, it was a combination of a knee injury and the non-contending status of the Kings that kept Terry away, and there was never an expectation that Terry would still be in Sacramento come training camp in fall.
The Rockets sent two second-round draft picks and Alonzo Gee to the Kings, along with an undetermined non-guaranteed contract.
Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey is still massaging his roster to put together what should be a true contender in 2013-14. He acquired Trevor Ariza earlier in the summer to go along with James Harden, Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, and Terrence Jones.
Terry won’t be relied on to provide much. Likely, his role will be to provide some three-point shooting off the bench and in a backup swing-guard role.
Elsewhere, shooting guard Shannon Brown signed with the Miami Heat earlier in the week. He split parts of last season with the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs.
Brown really has not been a productive NBA player since playing for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2009 through 2011. He played heavy minutes in 2011-12 and 2012-13 for the Phoenix Suns, but saw his shooting percentages fall off a cliff. Additionally, entering his late-twenties is beginning to take a toll on his once other-worldly athleticism and leaping ability.
The Heat now have 16 players under contract, and it’s tough to see where their roster stands. Outside of Chris Bosh, an aging Dwyane Wade, and the newly-acquired Luol Deng, there isn’t much else there. They’ll be relying on Josh McRoberts to produce more than he likely will be able to, and the guard situation is not pretty.
Most of the focus has turned to the FIBA World Cup as NBA free agency winds down. But as moves trickle in from around the league, we’ll have thoughts on them here at DWW.