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Jason Terry
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Terry playing for the Celtics.
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Full name Jason Eugene Terry
Born September 15, 1977 (1977-09-15) (age 43)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Franklin High School
(Seattle, Washington)
College Arizona (1995–1999)
NBA Draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1999–2018 (19 years)
Career history
19992004 Atlanta Hawks
20042012 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Brooklyn Nets
20142016 Houston Rockets
20162018 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
NBA.com profile profile (active)

Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player of the NBA. He has made the fourth most three point field goals in a career in NBA history. He appeared in two NBA Finals in 2006 and 2011 (both times against the Miami Heat), losing in six games in the former and winning in six games in the latter.

Early Life

Jason was born in Seattle, Washington. He was one of ten children raised by his mother, Andrea Cheatham and his father, Curtis Terry. One of his brothers, Curtis, played college basketball for UNLV. On February 2, 2007 Terry's number (31) was retired at Franklin High School. Terry won back to back State Championships in 1994 and 1995.

College

In 1997, Terry won an NCAA Championship with the University of Arizona. His teammates included Mike Bibby, Michael Dickerson, and Miles Simon. Terry has announced that he would like to be an assistant coach with his alma mater once he retires from playing in the NBA.

NBA

Atlanta Hawks

Terry was drafted out of the University of Arizona by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA Draft as the 10th overall selection. In the 2000–01 season, Terry emerged as the team's best player, averaging 19.7 points and leading the club in steals, assists and free throws made. He played over 3,089 minutes. After spending his first five seasons with the Hawks, Terry was traded to the Mavericks just prior to the start of the 2004–05 season.

Dallas Mavericks

He had a mediocre first few months with the Mavericks, but eventually came into his own, putting up solid numbers and by the end of the season earning his spot as the Mavs' number one guard.

In the 2005 NBA Playoffs, Terry averaged 17.5 points on 51% shooting while hitting 49% from three-point range in his first playoff run. Yet his team failed to advance to the conference finals, losing its second-round series 4–2 to the Phoenix Suns. In Game 6 of that series, Terry got in a confrontation with teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who was frustrated by his own erratic play during the playoffs, for committing the crucial error of backing off of Steve Nash in the final seconds of regulation with his team up by 3, who subsequently hit the 3-point shot to send the game into overtime resulting eventually in the ousting of the Mavericks from the playoffs.

In the final seconds of Game 5 of the 2005–06 NBA Western Conference playoff semi-finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Terry in closeups was shown punching opposing guard and former teammate Michael Finley in the groin. On May 18, 2006, Terry was suspended without pay from Game 6. Despite losing that game, the Mavericks were able to close out the series in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. During the Finals, the Mavericks would take a commanding 2-0 lead. However, they would soon collapse, and lose 4 games in a row, as the Heat made a comeback behind the stellar play of Dwayne Wade. In Game 6 of the 2006 NBA Finals, Terry shot 7 for 25 from the field and 2 for 11 from three-point territory as the cold shooting Mavericks were eliminated in 6 games by the Miami Heat.

On July 1, 2006, after spending only 12 hours on the free-agent market, Terry agreed to a 6-year contract to stay with the Mavs.

Terry won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2009, after playing in 74 games and starting in 11 of them, averaging 19.6 ppg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 rpg, 1.3 spg in 33.7 mpg during the season.

On May 8, 2011, in a playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Terry tied an NBA playoff record with nine made three-pointers. He joined Rex Chapman, Vince Carter, and Ray Allen in achieving this record. Terry missed only one of the three-point field goals he attempted. He finished the game 10 of 14 with 32 points.

Boston Celtics

On July 18, 2012, Terry signed a three-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth an estimated $15 million. He couldn't keep his number (#31), as it was a retired number of Cedric Maxwell, so he decided to choose to wear (#4). He played 79 games and starting in 24 of them, averaging 10.1 ppg, 2.5 apg, 2.0 rpg, in 26.9 mpg during his only season with the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics finished 41-40, with one game against the Indiana Pacers not played because of the Boston Marathon bombings, and clinched the 7th seed of the Eastern Conference to make the playoffs. The Boston Celtics met up the New York Knicks in the opening round of the playoffs. On Game 3, Terry was elbowed by J.R. Smith, who was later suspended from Game 4.

Brooklyn Nets

On June 28, 2013, the day of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Terry, Paul Pierce, D. J. White, and Kevin Garnett for future first-round picks in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 drafts and Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans. The deal was finally completed on July 12, 2013.

Houston Rockets (2014–2016)

On September 17, 2014, Terry was traded, along with two future second-round picks, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson.

Milwaukee Bucks (2016–2018)

On August 22, 2016, Terry signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Personal

Terry and his wife, Johnyika, have four daughters; Jasionna, Jalayah, Jaida, and Jasa Azuré. His younger sister, Lyric, used to live with them in Dallas.

His cousin is Ron Milus, a secondary coach in the NFL. Terry has the number 206 tattooed on his chest, the area code of Seattle, his hometown. He also has a tattoo of Underdog. Before the 2010–2011 season, he tattooed the NBA championship Larry O'Brien trophy on his inner biceps and was vindicated as the Mavericks won the championship. Before the 2012–2013 season, he tattooed the Boston Celtics logo with the NBA championship trophy onto his arm.

Terry is the cousin of fellow NBA player Martell Webster.

Stats

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Atlanta 81 27 23.3 .415 .293 .807 2.0 4.3 1.1 .1 8.1
2000–01 Atlanta 82 77 37.7 .436 .395 .846 3.3 4.9 1.3 .1 19.7
2001–02 Atlanta 78 78 38.0 .430 .387 .835 3.5 5.7 1.8 .2 19.3
2002–03 Atlanta 81 81 38.0 .428 .371 .887 3.4 7.4 1.6 .2 17.2
2003–04 Atlanta 81 78 37.3 .417 .347 .827 4.1 5.4 1.5 .2 16.8
2004–05 Dallas 80 57 30.0 .501 .420 .844 2.4 5.4 1.4 .2 12.4
2005–06 Dallas 80 80 35.0 .470 .411 .800 2.0 3.8 1.3 .3 17.1
2006–07 Dallas 81 80 35.1 .484 .438 .804 2.9 5.2 1.0 .2 16.7
2007–08 Dallas 82 34 31.5 .467 .375 .857 2.5 3.2 1.1 .2 15.5
2008–09 Dallas 74 11 33.7 .463 .366 .880 2.4 3.4 1.3 .3 19.6
2009–10 Dallas 77 12 33.0 .438 .365 .866 1.8 3.8 1.2 .2 16.6
2010–11 Dallas 82 10 31.3 .451 .362 .850 1.9 4.1 1.1 .2 15.8
2011–12 Dallas 63 1 31.7 .430 .378 .883 2.4 3.6 1.2 .2 15.1
2012–13 Boston 79 24 26.9 .434 .372 .870 2.0 2.5 .8 .1 10.1
Career 1101 650 33.0 .447 .379 .847 2.6 4.5 1.3 .2 15.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Dallas 13 13 38.5 .506 .491 .884 4.2 4.6 1.3 .5 17.5
2006 Dallas 22 22 38.4 .442 .307 .831 2.9 3.8 1.2 .0 18.9
2007 Dallas 6 6 38.2 .424 .281 .833 2.3 3.7 .8 .3 17.0
2008 Dallas 5 3 36.0 .433 .438 .867 1.6 4.8 .4 .2 15.8
2009 Dallas 10 1 32.5 .389 .373 .767 2.8 1.9 .6 .3 14.3
2010 Dallas 6 0 29.0 .377 .400 .750 2.5 2.0 .7 .2 12.7
2011 Dallas 21 0 32.6 .478 .442 .843 1.9 3.2 1.2 .1 17.5
2012 Dallas 4 1 34.8 .455 .500 .625 2.3 3.8 .3 .0 13.8
2013 Boston 6 1 31.5 .444 .441 .818 2.2 2.0 .7 .3 12.0
Career 93 47 35.1 .448 .397 .827 2.6 3.4 1.0 .2 16.5

References

[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Terry]