The Boston Celtics have officially begun to enter full rebuilding mode and GM Danny Ainge will have a number of key decisions to make regarding the future of the organization.
Once he makes decisions on Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the next biggest thing on the to-do list is find a way to get rid of Jason Terry. The franchise signed him last offseason with the idea that he would be the type of player that would help them overtake Lebron James and the Miami Heat.
That idea couldn’t have been more incorrect. Terry had an awful year for the Celtics and suddenly, his contract looks like a rotten apple you would find at your local grocery store.
Ainge needs to find a way to get rid of this guy so that he can fast-forward his rebuilding efforts. That is obviously easier said than done. Terry signed a three-year deal last year for the mid-level exception, a contract most teams would have no interest in picking up.
The only way the Celtics can get out of Terry’s deal through a trade would be that if they were willing to include a young player in that same transaction, whether that be Avery Bradley or Jared Sullinger. That obviously will not happen.
The dream scenario for Ainge and the Celtics would be if Terry decides to retire if Garnett and Pierce are no longer around. Head coach Doc Rivers is obviously no longer part of the organization either and he was a key reason Terry chose to sign with Boston in the first place.
The Celtics have a number of key decisions on their hand this summer, and getting rid of Terry would do wonders for the state of the franchise moving forward.
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