The Boston Celtics thought they were getting a major steal when they signed guard Jason Terry this past offseason, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks. Think about it; at the time, who didn’t love that signing? A Terry for Ray Allen swap seemed great at the time, and there were very few people in the Boston area who didn’t like that trade. Fast forward to now and the Terry signing looks downright awful. He stunk the whole season, and although he had a decent postseason, he still didn’t blow anyone away by any means. His shooting percentages were awful all year, and there were so many opportunities where his open looks were even bricks. Head coach Doc Rivers certainly had to be frustrated with Terry’s play this season, and he has to figure out a way to get more out of him next season. The problem with that theory is that he will be 36 by that time, and most guys that age do not usually get better.
Terry’s play this season suggests that he is in a major decline as his career progresses. The Celtics signed him to a three year deal worth about $16 million over the life of the contract. They used the mid-level exception on him at roughly $5 million per year, a deal which makes most people want to throw up because that is coveted cap space the team wishes it had back. Again, it is difficult to think in those terms because at the time his contract was signed, it looked like a great deal for the franchise.
Jason Terry needs to figure out a way to give the team more for the 2013-2014 NBA season.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18