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Report: Bucks close to signing Jason Terry

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A guard! Veteran leadership! The whole package.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Move over Usain Bolt, some real news broke Thursday evening.

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Bucks and veteran guard Jason Terry are "in advanced discussions" to bring the 38-year-old into the Bucks guard rotation. Terry spent the last two seasons with the Houston Rockets. Before that, Terry has had stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, and Brooklyn (under coach Kidd, for those still scoring at home). Assuming the Bucks also re-sign Steve Novak, Terry's addition would put them at the maximum 15 roster spots and thus signal the end of Milwaukee's reported flirtations with Ray Allen.

Even after adding Matthew Dellavedova in free agency, the Bucks still had room to improve in their backcourt rotation. With Rashad Vaughn and Malcolm Brogdon probably not ready for consistent minutes yet, bringing in a solid option like Terry along with Delly, Tyler Ennis, and MCW makes some sense. Terry has averaged just over 18 minutes a game the past three seasons, and won't be expected to do much more than spot up (he hasn't shot worse than 35% from three since 2003-2004) and make a play here and there, something that the Bucks still need more of throughout the roster.

Ultimately, this isn't moving the needle much, but to be fair, no move to bring in a veteran was going to do much more (though Allen certainly would have sold some tickets). Terry is here to hit open shots, be there for the young guys, and maybe teach Giannis his JET celebration.

Okay, maybe not. That might be dangerous to the front row if Giannis does it.