Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry is close to signing a three-year deal according to sources close to the negotiations. It is believed that the Celtics will honor the free agents talent with a full mid-level exception of $5 million annually.
Terry has spent the last eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks but a source close to negotiations tells ESPNDallas.com that the Dallas Mavericks were “coveting financial flexibility” and would therefore likely avoid matching a Boston offer.
Terry had an impressive run since joining the Mavericks in 2004, including an impressive 2011 playoff run and a Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2009.
Jason Terry will turn 35-years-old at the start of the new season and he currently sits at fourth place on the NBA’s all-time list for 3-pointers. Last season Terry averaged 15.1 points and 3.6 assists with 37.8 percent from 3-point range.
Terry had planned to give the Mavericks a chance to match any other offers he received but it looks less likely by the hour that suck a matching offer will be made.
Only moments after Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson announced that Deron Williams will sign with the Brooklyn Nets he said of Devon Williams:
“What Jet did for this city and franchise will never be forgotten. He’s one of the greatest clutch performers in the history of our game and even a better person. We wish him nothing but the very best.”
Do you think Jason Terry will be a good fit with the Boston Celtics or should the Dallas Mavericks have kept him around to finish out his career?