Jason Terry says Luke Walton rejected the chance to sign him this summer

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Jason Terry recently signed with the young unit of the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency after his time with the Houston Rockets came to a close.

However, before he made the move to Jason Kidd's promising team, he offered his veteran qualities to another franchise that is chock-full of potential.

The Jet, 38, made the call to new L.A. Lakers head coach Luke Walton and enquired as to whether there could be a spot for the former Sixth Man of the Year on his roster.

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Walton, himself only 36, didn't beat around the bush with his answer.

“I called my good friend Luke [Walton],” Terry said. “I told him if he needed any help- veteran leadership, in that capacity, with an ability to coach at the end of my deal, then that was something I would be looking forward to. He utterly declined, and I respect him for that.”

Unfortunately for Terry, the Lakers already have a volume scorer coming off the bench in fellow former Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams.

With D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Jose Calderon the other guards at the Purple and Gold's disposal, the one-time NBA champion didn't really fit into the equation.

Terry will no doubt have a lot to offer the Bucks next term. He is a shade under 38 percent during his career from beyond the arc and he has made the third-most three-point field goals in NBA history.

However, it appears as though his talents shall not be gracing the Staples Center in the near future if Walton has anything to do with it.

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