Jason Terry was just traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Sacramento Kings and now it's already been announced he will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
Ken Berger of CBS Sports passed along remarks from Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro, who confirmed the decision to have the guard sit out for the duration of the campaign:
Newly acquired Jason Terry will sit out the rest of the season while "rehabilitating his left knee," Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro says.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 22, 2014
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck believes it's just a creative way of saying Terry wasn't interested in playing for the Kings after the trade:
Kings announce that Jason Terry will spend rest of season rehabbing his knee. Nice way of saying he didn't want to play there.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February 22, 2014
The Kings currently sit in last place in the Western Conference with an 18-36 record.
Terry appeared in 35 games for the Nets prior to the move. The veteran struggled to carve out a consistent role for himself with the rebuilt team, however. He averaged less than five points while shooting 36 percent from the floor in 16 minutes per game.
What the future holds for him now that he's sitting out for the rest of the season is unclear. It will probably get decided after he gets back to full strength in time for the offseason.