There could be a lot of player movement this offseason for the Boston Celtics,and they need the players who are guaranteed to be returning next season to be healthy.
Jason Terry had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last month to remove the plica from the knee, and while most of us might not know what a plica is, the key is that he will be 100 percent when next season begins.
Terry averaged 10.1 points a game this season, which was well below his career average. The injury likely affected him in a way where he didn’t score as much off the bench. He is going to be a very important piece to the puzzle to where Boston goes next season. They should get back a healthy Rajon Rondo, which would give the team a solid backcourt. It is anyone’s guess about Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but I think the focus needs to be more on the recovery from this injury.
Terry is under contract for another couple of years, and he will be 36 when next season begins. Age may be catching up to him very quickly, and he may not have much time left in the NBA. The Celtics could load up to make one final run at a championship next season if they bring everyone back.
Terry’s recovery is supposed to be around six weeks, so he will be just fine when next season starts. This time of year is ideal to get those nagging problems fixed, and Terry did the right thing by getting the surgery done.