Jason Terry To Join The Heat in 2013?
Dallas guard Jason Terry has battled the Miami Heat in a pair of hotly contested NBA Finals. Now, he’s considering joining them.
Terry has been disappointed since before the season that the Mavericks did not offer him a contract extension. So Terry will be a free agent this summer, and the Heat intrigue him.
“Miami is definitely a title contender. For sure,” Terry told FOX Sports Florida before Dallas’ 106-85 loss at AmericanAirlines Arena about his interest. “(Team president) Pat Riley is a great guy and what he’s done with the organization is tremendous.
“No question, they need a veteran shooter, a guy who can score besides LeBron (James) and (Dwyane Wade), and they know they can count on. I’m a guy that’s been in this league 13 years, (averaging) 15 points a night, easy. Off the bench or the starting lineup, it doesn’t matter. So I think I’d be an asset to them.”
But wouldn’t it be weird joining the Heat after the battles Dallas had with them in the 2006 and the 2011 Finals, the Mavericks losing the first and winning the second? Terry said it wouldn’t.
“Not at all,” said Terry, who struggled Thursday, shooting 1-of-10 for three points. “That jersey has a logo on it. It says, ‘NBA.’ No matter what team it is (that Terry is on next season), it doesn’t matter. So I’ll be excited.”