Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry is starting to see his minutes decline, and rightfully so. He has failed to play well for any lengthy stretch this season and is clearly not the guy the team thought they were signing last off season. If you recall, the team signed Terry to the mid-level exception and he essentially replaced Ray Allen, who left for Lebron James and the Miami Heat.
Terry is 34-years old, and it looks like he is staring at a major decline over the next couple of seasons. It is too bad because it seemed as if the Celtics had a shot to sign a guy like Jamal Crawford last off-season, who eventually chose the Los Angeles Clippers. Can you imagine Crawford in a Celtics jersey right now? It is a thought I am sure head coach Doc Rivers would drool over.
But that is neither here nor there. The team is stuck with Terry, which is a hard phrase to stomach, considering how much the team valued him last year.
I will be honest, I never saw this coming. I thought Terry would play inspired ball for the team and help fans forget about Allen. Boy, was I wrong. He is averaging a measly ten points per game on the season, a number that makes Celtics fans sick.
Like the Brandon Bass situation, the team has no choice but to keep throwing Terry out there and hope that he finds his shooting touch. He is pretty much untradeable at this point due to his age, contract, and current production. The Celtics clearly need more out of him.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18