Neither veteran has generated many headlines, either. Well, at least when it comes to free agency.
Jefferson stirred things up last month when he jokingly ended his friendship with LeBron James after he said he was getting tired of being peppered with questions about James’ free agency. Jefferson also threw some shade at Channing Frye just because.
Jefferson, 38, appeared in 20 games with the Denver Nuggets last year, averaging 1.5 points per game in 8.2 minutes.
Once the season ended, he went into broadcasting and recently was an analyst on ESPN, so it seems like that career path is there for him if he wants it.
Jefferson has earned $116 million in NBA salary since being selected 13th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft, according to Basketball Reference.
Terry, who will be 41 by the start of next season, has been clear that he wants to play in 2018-19 — and return to the Milwaukee Bucks, who are an up-and-coming team.
“For sure, 100 percent, my goal is to play 20 seasons,” he said, according to the Associated Press. ”The organization understands that and I think the league is on notice.”
Terry averaged 3.3 points per game on 38 percent shooting in 51 contests last season. The Bucks went 44-38, earning the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Terry is one of three players left in the league that played in the 1990s. The other two are Vince Carter and Dirk Nowitzki. Carter, 41, recently signed with the Atlanta Hawks, while Nowitzki, 40, re-upped with the Dallas Mavericks.
It’s not uncommon for veterans like Jefferson and Terry to sign with teams closer to training camp, so don’t count them out just yet.