It was a fairly innocuous Sunday afternoon, with everyone enjoying what was a much closer and more exciting than expected FIBA game against Turkey, until this happened to ruin everything:
Yahoo Sources: Houston acquiring guard Jason Terry in trade. http://t.co/jm13unlE3F— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 31, 2014
Report: Kings trade Jason Terry and second-rounders to Rockets for non-guaranteed contracts, including Alonzo Gee http://t.co/EFexgc8akS— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) August 31, 2014
No this isn't a joke, and it isn't some horrible nightmare. The Houston Rockets have traded for Jason "JET" Terry. The trade is reportedly JET for Alonzo Gee, with some picks being swapped between the teams.
In the aftermath of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, Morey appeared to gloat by proposing a trade for Dirk. Now this?We're all thinking the same thing here, right?
Excellent troll move by Morey to sign Terry— Kirk (@KirkSeriousFace) August 31, 2014
At 37, JET wasn't likely to contribute significant minutes to whichever team he was on, so I think it is safe to say that this trade did not occur for basketball reasons. The rivalry between the Mavs and Rockets, and the feud between Mark Cuban and Morey, in particular, has turned fairly bitter in recent years. This seems just the latest in a series of off season blows between the teams.
But Terry has always been very vocal about his loyalty to the Mavericks organization and his disinterest in playing for one of Dallas's divisional rivals. So maybe this whole thing will blow up in Morey's face?
I hope Terry refuses to play in Houston.— The Kobe Beef (@TheKobeBeef) August 31, 2014
As do we all, my friend, as do we all.