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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  17 responses

Jason Terry: Mavs Need to Re-Sign DeShawn Stevenson


Jason Terry has already made it clear that he intends to stick around Dallas for a long time, and he wants DeShawn Stevenson playing alongside him. Nearly demands it. Per ESPN: “Jason Terry said the draft-night trade for shooting guard Rudy Fernandez was not surprising news. However, if the acquisition means the loss of DeShawn Stevenson, Terry said that would be very unsettling news. Terry, who fought along with Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki for Stevenson to start early in the season and then again prior to the playoffs, made a strong pitch for the team to re-sign Stevenson, an unrestricted free agent who no doubt increased his value with an impressively gritty postseason. Of course, with the lockout Terry hasn’t been able to make his voice heard to management. It’s not stopping him from campaigning. ‘Oh, we got to get DeShawn back. Unless you can find another guy like DeShawn,’ Terry said. ‘DeShawn just has ‘it.’ Whatever that is, it’s special and I’m a guy that’s fighting for him to be back with the Mavericks.’ … ‘What he did in this organization for us, you can’t put a price on it. Because me, watching the playoff series, not only the championship, but the first, second, third rounds, he defended his butt off and he set the tempo for us,’ Terry said. ‘That kind of toughness you can’t buy. It has to be in you. He’s one of the few guys in this league that has that and it’s special, it’s unique and I believe it’s at premium. And, I think it’s something that we have to have on our team going forward. Is Rudy Fernandez that type of player? Not that I know. He’s more offensive-minded. Is he tough? Yeah, he’s tough, but to guard Kobe [Bryant] and [Kevin] Durant and LeBron [James] and Dwyane Wade, you have to have a certain nastiness about you, and DeShawn Stevenson has that.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    JET IS RIGHT.

  • MikeC.

    “What he did in this organization for us, you can’t put a price on it.” I bet the new CBA will certainly put a price on it.

  • RetrOhh

    “you have to have a certain nastiness about you”_Jet DeShawnStevenson>SWAG
    Ill definetly be lookin out for this guy come next season
    LOVE that quote though ha

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    He was great last season, especially of the court lol.

  • dannyb

    That dude is so gone. Rudy won’t be able to fill that defensive role, but hopefully Caron can.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THE MAVS IS, I DOUBT THEY WIN IT ALL WITH A HEALTHY CARON BUTLER. CARON IS A BIT OF A BALL STOPPER, THE OFFENSE SCREECHES TO A HALT, AS HE GOES ISO FOR A MID RANGE PULL UP. MARION KEPT IT MOVING WITH QUICK PASSES, AND QUICK DRIVES. THE MAVS PASSING AND SHOT MAKING WAS THEIR STRENGTH.

  • LA Huey

    I dislike Stevenson.

  • T-Money

    i don’t get the rudy signing at all. all the wings on the mavs can do what he does.

  • robb

    they need a party man

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Question is can Rudy get arrested for public intoxication 24hrs after winning it all?

  • AQWORD

    Yes. Dallas need him. So Bron can fill his a$$ wit spunk in the playoffs.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Seriously Rudy to the Mavs was like… uh okay I guess you need another Roddy/Poor mans Caron. I wish the Lakers still had Butler.. Dam…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Abe Schwadron

    *Jason Terry: Mavs Need DeShawn Stevenson to Resign

  • UncleZeke

    With the contract Dallas gave Corey Brewer, the trade for Rudy Fernandez, the hopes they still have for Roddy Beaubois, AND Kidd and Terry, the Dallas Mavericks have Zero interest in bringing back Stevenson.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ T-Money: I’m guessing they got him as an upgrade over Peja, and as a back-up plan in case Caron Butler gets hurt.

  • Will Lee

    just like Tony Allen, Vernon Maxwell, Bruce Bowen, Lindsay Hunter, Trevor Ariza, thats the Defensive swingman you need to win a champ.

  • Reggie

    Really, Jet gives highly praise of comments on Deshawn Stevenson and Maves need that kind of defensive played while provide three points show both in defense and offense. Such like Battier, T Prince, Bruce Bowen. Well, long time corperation provides powerful communications while on court.

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