Jason Terry Keeps Boston Celtics’ Championship Hopes Alive

July 3rd, 2012 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
Should Ray Allen leave Beantown, it will not mean the end of NBA title hopes any longer, now that Jason Terry is joining the Celtics.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears, unrestricted free agent shooting guard Terry and the Boston Celtics have agreed to terms on a deal. The deal would reportedly be worth $15.6 million over three years.

Terry spoke with Celtics president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers on the first day of free agency Sunday. Rivers told Yahoo! Sports he hopes Boston can still re-sign Ray Allen, in addition to adding Terry.

To be able to add Terry to the Celtics' rotation will help this team dramatically in both the regular season and playoffs. The addition of the top-notch sixth man gives the Celtics major scoring depth off the bench, a talent who wants the ball in crunch time, and a man with an NBA title under his belt.

The standout factor in this deal is the amount of help Terry can be for the Celtics' second unit. Time and time again in the 2011-12 season, the team's bench rotation had its scoring woes. Led by Paul Pierce at 19.4 points per game, it was Boston's starting five that had to do the majority of the ...

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