Jason Terry Does Not Want A One-Year Deal With Dallas

APRIL. 13, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Jason Terry (31) looks up at the scoreboard after the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Terry scored 10 points as the Mavericks won the game 97-94. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

To continue his career with the Mavericks, Jason Terry wants a long-term contract.

The Dallas Mavericks have a decision to make. Jason Terry is interested in returning to the team, but he does not want a one-year deal. He is hoping to get some long-term stability with his next deal, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"It's a tough situation," Terry said. "I'm finally in a position where I can kind of predict my own future, so to speak. I want to stay here in Dallas. That's always been my goal. But it needs to be long-term. If they're not ready to step up and do that, then I'll have to make my home elsewhere."

Because of his Bird Rights, Terry could make $12 million with the Mavericks on a one-year deal. A fan favorite, Terry averaged 15.1 points per game last season. He has been with Dallas for the last eight seasons.

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