Report: Jason Terry considering leaving Rockets for Pelicans

Saturday August 8th, 2015

Free agent guard Jason Terry is considering leaving the Houston Rockets for the New Orleans Pelicans, reports KRIV's Mark Berman. 

Houston is currently offering Terry a veteran minimum contract to return. The Pelicans can offer Terry the biannual exception, which is worth over $600,000 more than a minimum deal.

The Rockets traded for point guard Ty Lawson in July, and also signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton to join mainstays James Harden and Patrick Beverly in the rotation. Signing Terry to a deal above the veteran minimum would hard-cap the Rockets as a tax-paying team.

The Pelicans are likely to start Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon at guard, but the team hasn't re-signed backup Norris Cole after acquiring him at the trade deadline.

Terry played in 77 games last season, his 16th in the league. He averaged seven points per game and shot 39 percent from three.

- Rohan Nadkarni 

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