The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to add veterans Jason Terry and Steve Novak to their roster Friday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Currently, the Bucks currently have the youngest roster in the NBA at an average of just of 24 years of age. This includes Novak, who spent the second half of the season on the team and is the oldest member at 33. It was reported on Thursday that Milwaukee was also in discussions to add Terry, 38, for this upcoming season.
The Milwaukee Bucks are in advanced discussions to sign Jason Terry to bolster their backcourt and add a veteran presence, NBA sources say
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 19, 2016
Terry played in 72 games with the Rockets last year, averaging just under six points per game in 17.5 minutes. He will be entering his 17th season in the NBA. The former sixth-man of the year is a personal favorite of head coach Jason Kidd, who he shares more than a first name with. The two played together as members of the 2011 Dallas Mavericks team that won the NBA championship and were also a part of the same organization in Brooklyn in Jason Kidd’s first year as a head coach.
Kidd could use Terry’s veteran leadership mentoring his young Bucks.
“Jet’s the best,” Kidd said back in February. “He’s one of my all-time favorite teammates. We won a championship together. I think he surpassed me in made 3s even though I can’t shoot. The last time he was here, that was his last dunk. He’s a true vet and I hope he plays as long as he can because we need more vets like him to be able to teach the younger guys to play the right way.”
The Bucks are also retaining hometown favorite Steve Novak, who played his college ball in the same arena as the Bucks as a member of the Marquette Golden Eagles.
Since joining the Bucks last season, Novak has now played for nine different NBA teams. He is a career 4.7 points per game scorer and averaged just over two points in three appearances last season with Milwaukee before suffering a season-ending injury.