Celtics, Jason Terry Agree To Three-Year Deal
The Boston Celtics agreed to a three-year contract with veteran sharpshooter Jason Terry, according to an NBA source.
Terry, 34, played the past eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, establishing himself as one of the game’s top sixth men. He averaged 15.1 points this season in 31.7 minutes per game, shooting 37.8 percent from 3-point range.
Terry, who officially can sign a contract July 11, will sign for the full mid-level exception that begins at $5 million per season. The Mavericks, according to the source, offered Terry more money per season to return but only a two-year deal.
The Celtics have re-signed Kevin Garnett to a three-year deal, are close to bringing back Jeff Green, and now have added Terry to their lineup in hopes of challenging the defending NBA champion Heat in the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics are still in play to re-sign power forward Brandon Bass, who is being courted by as many as six teams.
The club also is in line for a backup center and perhaps a backup to point guard Rajon Rondo.