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Houston Rockets just added an NBA champion to their roster in Jason Terry

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The Houston Rockets today acquired 2011 NBA Champion Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings in a deal which sees guard/forward Alonzo Gee move the other way.

The deal had been expected for some time now but it seems that the two sides finally managed to reach a deal on the finer details.

As reported by The Associated Press, the Rockets also received two second-round draft picks as part of the deal whilst the Kings added guard Scotty Hopson to their roster as well as obtaining a trade exception from the Texas franchise.

On the move

Jason Terry has led a nomadic existence of late as he moves towards the end of his NBA career.

After spending the first 13 years of his pro career (1999-2012) at just two NBA franchises - the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks - Terry has been part of the set up at the Boston Celtics (2012-12), Brooklyn Nets (2013-14), and Sacramento Kings (2014) in the past two seasons.

Today's trade is not quite the blockbuster that Terry was involved in between the Celtics and Brooklyn Nets however. Back in June 2013 he was part of the deal that saw himself, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett join the Nets in their new home of Brooklyn in exchange for a whole host of players and draft picks.

His brief spell at Sacramento meanwhile is almost not worth noting considering the fact that, after being traded in February as part of a deal sending Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn, Terry never played a game for the Kings - spending the majority of his time back in Dallas rehabbing a knee injury.

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Useful experience

The 37-year-old will hope to play a bigger role at the Houston Rockets however, and considering his pedigree it is a wise move by the team's hierarchy to bring in a man with his sort of experience as a role player.

Terry enjoyed the most successful period of his NBA career whilst at the Mavericks, winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011 as well as getting a ring as part of the title winning team that same year. 

He is likely now nothing more than a limited role player but with just one year left of a $5.8 million contract it isn't the biggest gamble in the world from a Rockets team who are looking to take that extra step next season.

As for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson, Sacramento Kings fans will be hoping their staff can help develop the two youngsters into effective players in the near future.

 

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