NBA veteran Jason Terry was pitched hard by the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz in free agency, but the 37-year-old has opted to re-sign with the Houston Rockets, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. It’s a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.
Terry enjoyed a bounce-back season with the Rockets after a woeful 2013-14 campaign with the Brooklyn Nets. He appeared in 77 games and shot 39 percent from three in the regular season in 21.3 minutes per game:
Jason Terry, at age 37, was the Rockets more efficient spot up shooter last season shooting 43% overall and 63% on kick outs from the post.
— Synergy Sports Tech (@SynergySST) August 19, 2015
Terry’s playing time rose to 28.6 minutes per game in the postseason thanks to Patrick Beverley‘s injury. Terry averaged 9.2 points and shot 35.4 percent from three in 17 playoff starts.
In other veteran free agency news, the Atlanta Hawks officially announced the signing of Jason Richardson. The 34-year-old played in just 19 games last year for the Philadelphia 76ers after missing the entire 2013-14 season. He averaged 9.1 points in those 19 games, shooting 34.8 percent overall and 32.3 percent from three.
The Hawks are hoping Richardson can stay healthy and provide some shooting off the bench, as he’s a career 37 percent shooter from long distance. He’ll also be a solid veteran presence in the locker room.