Say it isn’t so?!?!?!?!?!
“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.”
One hurdle for the combo guard joining the Heat is they only will have available the midlevel exception for luxury-tax-paying teams, which is $3 million. But Terry, making $11.2 million this season, said he’ll “let what the market dictates” and didn’t rule out being part of a sign-and-trade. [...] “My main goal was to come back and retire a Maverick,” Terry said. “After no extension this past offseason, I figure it may be time for me to move on. But you never know… I would love to (continue) in a Maverick uniform, don’t get me wrong. But we’ll see what happens… They said they want me back. But you can say all you want, you got to show me. Like Jerry Maguire said, ‘Show me the money.’”
Obviously, Jason Terry was ‘hurt’ over the fact that he was not offered an extension during the offseason, but one can’t fault Cuban and the Mavericks’ franchise for looking to save their money for youth, especially that they want to make an attempt to snatch Deron Williams. It’s, also, no secret that Jason Terry is wanting to get P-A-I-D with whomever he signs with.
He does know that Miami is pretty tight with cash, right?? So, they won’t be able to “show him the money” in the way that he wants.
Maybe, he should spend less time yapping his jaw, and more time reading about other team’s financial books…..