Milwaukee Bucks 2016-17 Season Review: Jason Terry

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The Milwaukee Bucks brought in Jason Terry in order for him to provide the necessary veteran presence needed on and off the court, but he ended up serving a deeper purpose for the team this season.

Now having logged 18 seasons in his career, there’s hardly anything Jason Terry hasn’t seen during his time in the NBA. For a team like the Milwaukee Bucks, that was music to their ears.

Having moved on from key veteran voices during their eventful offseason following the 2014-15 season, the Bucks made a point of finding what they had lost during their disappointing campaign the following year.

With his connections to Bucks head coach Jason Kidd during his playing days as well as his growing coaching career, Terry was a player that was theoretically primed to join the young and largely inexperienced team, something he made official with the team in late August of last year.

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What looked to be a routine signing that was designed to fill a necessary role wound up being much more than both Terry and the Bucks realized before the season began, though.

Always eager to deliver a candid soundbite or to rile up the crowd following a timely three or a dazzling dunk, there was hardly a moment where Terry didn’t bring the fans in the BMO Harris Bradley Center to their feet. I mean, the man was the face of a rally towel for a playoff game.

What only made Terry’s season better was that he backed up his leadership and firestarter-like role with solid production coming off the bench, offering some sorely needed three-point shooting and blending well into the team’s defensive scheme.

Earning the distinction of being the oldest player to ever play for the Bucks, Terry supplied exactly what he was asked to do and then some this season at 39 years old.

For now, it’s time to dig deeper into the good, the bad and everything in between of Jason Terry’s 2016-17 season.