He spent 19 seasons in the league and was a key player coming off the bench for multiple teams. Terry always had that competitive nature and always played his hardest when he stepped on the court.
Jason Terry’s NBA career
Terry started his NBA career in 1999 when the Atlanta Hawks drafted him with the 10th pick. In his first NBA season, he averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 assists per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. The next season with Atlanta, he averaged the most points in his career. He averaged 19.7 points that season.
He spent five seasons playing for the Hawks. In those five years in Atlanta, he averaged 16.2 points per game. Terry was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2004. In his second and third season with Dallas, he was a regular starter and started in 80 games in both seasons. He averaged double digits in both seasons. Terry was a high-volume shooter from beyond the arc. After the 2007-08 season, he took a reserve role and came off the bench regularly.
Terry was that player who brought that fire and energy coming off the bench in Dallas. He was the right fit for the second unit. During the 2008-09 season, he was named the Sixth Man of the Year. That season he averaged 19.6 points per game, which was the second most he averaged in his career. Two seasons later, the Mavericks made a deep playoff run and made it to the NBA Finals. They matched up against the Miami Heat, who just acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Mavericks were able to hold off the Heat, and they won the series 4-2. Terry was the Mavericks’ second-leading scorer in the finals while coming off the bench. He averaged 18 points in all six games.
Jason Terry’s career after leaving Dallas
After Dallas won the championship, Terry spent one more season with the Mavericks and then signed a deal with the Boston Celtics. In his one season with the Celtics, he averaged 10.1 points. After his time in Boston, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. He spent one season in Brooklyn, and he only averaged 4.5 points. Before that, he averaged double digits in points for 13 straight seasons.
He ended his career playing for the Houston Rockets and the Milwaukee Bucks. Terry spent two seasons playing with each team. He ended his career, averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 assists. The veteran shot 38 percent from the 3-point line.
Terry made an impact on every team he played for, whether he started or came off the bench. He is currently seventh on the list of most made 3-pointers with 2282.
What is Jason Terry doing now?
Terry finished his career in 2018, and a year later, he was named the assistant general manager of the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He continues to be involved in the game of basketball even though his playing career is over.
He also has made some appearances on different sports shows. Terry has a lot of knowledge of the game and can provide essential information. Not too many NBA players can say they played in 19 NBA seasons, but Terry can say that he did that.