Jason Terry: “I See Us Going All The Way”
While a member of the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, veteran guard Jason Terry tattooed the Larry O’Brien championship trophy on his arm during the season in anticipation of Dallas winning the title. He’s a confident guy.
Terry was traded to the Houston Rockets by the Sacramento Kings and even expressed his gratitude for the trade at the Rockets media day while also sharing his views on the championship potential for his new team, via Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle,
I see us going all the way. If you look at the Western Conference, everybody’s gotten better. People look at our team and they’re trying to figure us out. I just think we have the talent. I think it’s about us going out every day, competing against each other, creating a championship environment. If we do that, I think we’ll put ourselves in a position at the end of the year to do something very special here.
As far as the roster goes, when you have two studs such as James Harden and Dwight Howard, you have a realistic shot at winning the championship.
Houston was targeting superstar Carmelo Anthony and then Heat forward Chris Bosh in free agency this summer. They didn’t land either, but they signed Trevor Ariza, a more defensive presence on the wing to replace Chandler Parsons.
Terry can bring to the Rockets roster what he brings to every team he’s on – energy, passion, outside shooting, and leadership. Clearly he feels that he is contributing to a championship effort in Houston.