The Jason Terry era in Sacramento has finally come to an end as the Kings traded the veteran guard to the Houston Rockets on Sunday afternoon.
Terry, who was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in the Marcus Thornton deal last season, made no secrets about his desire to be traded and although he was pictured working out at the team facility recently, it was obvious his time with the Sacramento Kings was to be limited.
In exchange for Terry, the Kings will receiver forward Alonzo Gee and a handful of non-guaranteed contracts. Sacramento will also send two second-round picks in the trade (one of which belongs to the New York Knicks).
Via Yahoo Sports:
The Rockets will send a package centered on non-guaranteed contracts, including Alonzo Gee, that the Sacramento Kings can ultimately waive and gain salary savings and roster space, league sources said.
It’s not known what the Kings plan to do with Gee at this point, though the assumption as stated above would potentially be to waive the veteran.
It’s likely a bit of a frustrating deal for Sacramento Kings fans as most were likely hoping that Terry’s contract would be included in a larger trade scenario, though freeing up the cash does help the ownership group. The loss of the draft picks isn’t likely to warm any hearts however.
Gee, a journeyman, has spent time with the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, and Cleveland Cavaliers.