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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  11 responses

Jason Terry ‘Very Surprised’ Mavericks Didn’t Match His Offer from the Celtics


The Dallas Mavericks are in rebuilding, cost-slashing mode (and have been for quite some time now), but somehow, free agent guard Jason Terry had failed to read the tea leaves when he agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics. Per RF Sports Radio (via the Dallas Morning News): “I had three teams looking at me and Dallas didn’t come to the table,’ Terry said. ‘Had I got the same phone call from Dallas, I’d still be there. But I didn’t.’ The Mavericks made it clear that they did not want to go three years to keep Terry, who agreed to a three-year deal worth north of $15 million with the Celtics. Did that leave him surprised? ‘Very surprised,’ he said. ‘What I was able to do for the organization and the community, I thought they would bring me back. But things happen in life. It may not always go your way. God always puts you in a position where he wants you.’ That position will be shooting 3-pointers for the Celtics after Wednesday, when Terry’s eight-year career with the Mavericks will officially end. But Terry offered a big thank-you to the people in Dallas and with the Mavericks while also hinting that his days with the franchise might not be over. ‘I look back and if I never went to Dallas, would I be where I am today? I don’t think so,’ Terry said. ‘I had great teammates, a great coach and a great owner. And what the city meant to me was priceless. The fans, without them, I’m nothing. The Jet was born in Dallas and hopefully, when I’m done, I can go back and end my career there.’ However, Terry left no doubt about where his new allegiance will lie. ‘To the fans, I love you, I appreciate all your hard work,’ he said. ‘But they got to pay when we come to town. The big green machine is coming to town soon.’”

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  • toinefan88

    These foolish decisions by the mavericks will bite them in the butt. I hope Dirk is next to come to Boston.

  • lisa

    Well when you get into another teams business.. That’s what happens, you get screwed.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I’m sure he will @toine..idiot.

  • Fresh Boirdee

    They got a chip, they played half assed for the first half of the season, they’re old, Cuban’s cutting his losses. The only player he cares about is Dirk. He will retire a Maverick.

  • patrick

    Man i think Jason Terry is one of the most underrated players in the league, along with guys like Jason Richardson. Surprised by Dallas. Even more surprised that f’n Chicago didn’t pick him up. Chicago has the worst GM in the league..Chicago is not getting any better, and has made no moves to improve themselves last season nor in this off-season.

  • vtrobot

    Welcome to Boston, Jet. Happy to have you. Despite being one of the biggest Ray fans, I might be liking the 12/13 C’s better than the 11/12 C’s. Let’s get Lee too. Another underrated player. Not nearly to the extent that the Spurs do, but I think the C’s environment/culture/etc. really helps some people to play above their average level. RR helps that too.

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    Bulls will probably get lottery pick next year with the way they are tracking free agents. Welcome Shabazzzzzzzzzz to the BULLS….. Get MAyo dumb ass forman!!!!

  • toinefan88

    Obvi not Redd but the Mavs have lost most of their championship team. Tyson, Barea, Kidd, Terry, Deshawn, the list goes on.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lakers should try to trade Bynum for Dirk, to see if Cuban would take it. Like I stated after Mavericks won their only title, Dirk would come back like the real Dirk and losing their real playoff killer-JJ and their defensive center in Chandler hurt the most.

  • http://www.slamonline.com L.E.

    The Seed… still badmouthing Dirk after that sweep. What is the real Dirk????

  • P_SWAYZE

    The Mavs have been very dear to me for a very long time….Jet is a cornerstone of the mavs..was I should say. I am pissed that after all the cutting Cuban has done with getting rid of everyone last year, traing a number one pick for rudy fernandez, and trading him for a number 2 pick….very questionable. And now jet…No Deron, no terry, no dwight, not even a jj barea…might be liking the Nets now…I’m from NY anyway..C’mon Cuban!!!wtf

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