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Jason Terry, Sacramento King: ‘DeMarcus Cousins is a huge talent. Attitude, a little shaky.’

Jul 16, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Jason Terry smiles as he is introduced to the media during a news conference in Brooklyn Reuters

Jason Terry was traded to the Kings last season in the deal that sent Marcus Thornton to the Nets, but after reporting, he spent the remainder of the season rehabbing from a knee injury in Dallas.

It doesn’t exactly sound like he wants to be in Sacramento this coming season, either.

Speaking in a radio interview on Tuesday, not only did Terry say how much he’d like to return to Dallas where he won a championship in 2011, but he had some less-than-glowing remarks for two current members of the Kings who are technically his teammates.

From Bryan Gutierrez of ESPN Dallas:

The situation in Sacramento is one centered around rebuilding and youth, not exactly one catering to a 36-year-old shooting guard. Being rather direct, Terry said that the situation with the Kings wasn’t an ideal one for him.

“I wouldn’t say it’s rebuilding, but a building process,” Terry said. “DeMarcus Cousins, a huge talent. Attitude, a little shaky. Rudy Gay, not a proven winner in this league but a tremendous talent and a guy you can build around.

“They’re in transition right now. For me, at this point in my career, I want championships.”

Terry has one year and $5.4 million left on his contract with Sacramento, but the team has no interest in a buyout of the full amount, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

Terry wasn’t exactly slamming his fellow Kings here; after all, what he said is essentially common knowledge. But it’s unlikely to be viewed that way internally, and whether he’s waived using the stretch provision or bought out for less than the total value of his deal, it would seem likely that Terry won’t be a member of the Kings by the time next season begins.

  1. billiam55 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    lil rat.

  2. Hard On For Harden - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Sources: Jason Terry, worst breath in the NBA

    • kibblesnvick - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      ^ this guy

  3. sonnysuave - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Said the guy who got dunked on NASTY by Lebron, making him look like a total fool! Lol!

    • patfic5 - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      sonnysuave. …lest you forget 2011 when Jet laid the beat down on the Heat…

      • kingperk123 - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        Yea just like Patty mills did this year to the heat

      • anelegantman - Jul 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM

        Hey Sonnysuave Jason did not beat the Heat all by himself ok and with his sticky situation he should just keep his mouth shut and play ball

      • sonnysuave - Jul 17, 2014 at 12:35 AM

        Unelegantman… uh, I think you may be confused. I never said Jason beat the Heat… that was Patfic5 (who may be confused himself too… cuz the JET (which is not a nickname for his skills, but for his name Jason Eugene Terry) is a role player non-starter who was never even an all-star, who patfic thinks can carry a team on his back to win a game).

      • patfic5 - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

        Well he certainly carried himself and the Mavs fairly well during those latter quarters during those finals. Lebron is 6’8….he should be dunking on people….especially 6’3 guys who pretty much owned his teams during previous finals.

    • duhwighthoward - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      @sonny, Jason Terry dominated LeBron James in the NBA Finals.

      But yes, remember that dunk and hold on to that memory you know-nothing dingbat.

    • cmehustle - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      Wow! Its not like Lebron does that on a regular basis smh. I mean theres several people out in the NBA who got dunked on by Lebron. Its not like he had a chance to block his shot at all. I think you should pick a bigger guy, perhaps a shot blocker like Duncan or even Wallace going back who he dunked on. Calling out Terry is like calling out a little kid playing with the big boys at your home court bud.

    • muhangis - Jul 17, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      Hold on to that memory you “know-nothing dingbat”! HAHAHA (sry just had to repeat that)

    • titansbro - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      ohh a 6’0″ guard got dunked on by a 6’8″ giant?

      if an nba player has never been dunked on then he isn’t doing his job. last thing i want is a guy who won’t challenge a dunk for fear of getting posterized.

      dunks are overrated anyway.

  4. duhwighthoward - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Jason Terry was one of the most amazing college basketball players of all time. I really enjoyed watching him at Arizona and am happy that he continued to blossom and have a great NBA career.

  5. johnheisman - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    I personally would not criticize Terry for making these comments which are probably accurate.

    I have seen Jason Terry interviewed before and he seems like a good guy. He also came up big in the Mavericks championship. Who cares if LeBron dunked on him, at least he tried.

  6. timberwolvesbrisin - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    This is why people hate the NBA, oh poor you, making millions on a crappy team. Take your money, do your job, and STFU.

    • 22yearsagotoday - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      You sound like a rich f-ck.

    • urodaddy07 - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      I think the NBA has lots of fans. Sure some people hate it. I hate MLB. Don’t know why you’re getting so “het-up” about what a player says, especially something so insignificant. But if it floats your boat, rant on dude. It’s a blog, I guess that’s what it’s for.

    • rrhoe - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:39 PM

      timberwolvesbrisin: I totally agree with you and I see your point somewhat. When Terry got traded he never went to SAC,he went to Dallas instead to”rehab his knee”,never suited up,never played a game–but I bet he cashed their damn checks. He decided it was best to sit out the duration of this past season–HE decided–now he wants them to buy him out,at $5.4mil of course. Right is right and wrong is wrong and JT is wrong…….

  7. itmgrindmachines - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I thought that guy retired… Well he should be grounded.

  8. birdsflynorth206 - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    I hope the Kings waive him or trade him. He’s a waste of a roster spot

  9. thomaskouns - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    You might not like the fact he said it – but he’s not wrong.

    • birdsflynorth206 - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      If he feels that why couldn’t he step up and be the veteran leader the Kings need??

  10. eugenesaxe1 - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Let the fool rot on the bench.

  11. realfootballfan - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    This is no secret. Cousins is crazy, which is why he didn’t go first overall in his draft. The reports of him being suspended for jumping a teammate on the team plane should tell you all you need to know.

  12. csbanter - Jul 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Terry is just adding more fuel to the fire to get out of Sacramento faster. It’ll happen but who will sign him. Then again if Ben Gordon who’s been semi-retired can get a job then Terry should be able to latch on as well.

  13. skardykatz - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    OK….Everybody listen up!!! We claim Jason “The Jet” Terry ONE OF US, a Dallas Maverick FOR LIFE!! I can’t wait for him to come home and to one day see his JERSEY in the rafters here at the AMERICAN AIRLINE CENTER!! Luv Ya Terry!!!!!!!!!!!!

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