Jason Terry Will Cede Starting Spot to Caron Butler
Terry said before Sunday night’s All-Star Game that Butler will be the Mavericks’ starting shooting guard after arriving in a seven-player blockbuster trade with the Washington Wizards.
Terry, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year last season, moved into the starting lineup last month after struggling and has since regained his shooting touch. Terry said he talked with coach Rick Carlisle over the weekend and agreed that that the Mavericks are better off with him coming off the bench.
"I’ve been there," Terry said after playing wounded soldier Sgt. William Moleon in a game of EA Sports NBA Live that was broadcast on the massive video screens at Cowboys Stadium. "Why would you make a guy like that come in and make a huge adjustment? He’s already making an adjustment to a new city. We want to make him as comfortable as we can to make the process as smooth as we can."