With the Celtics on the verge of losing Ray Allen and being forced to get younger at the position, they did what any team looking to stay old would do; they signed Jason Terry.
Jason Terry is a 34 year old guard who will turn 35 right before the season starts. Sure he was the 6th Man of the Year in 2009 and helped the Mavs to their title run in 2011 but that really was in his prime and the end if it. A 30-something year old guard coming off the bench really seems like a role I’d want Ray Allen in. Sure beats him coming off the bench for the Heat and raining threes on you.
Danny Ainge has not ruled out bringing back Ray Allen. In fact he’s stressed that he doesn’t want the veterans on the team playing too many minutes. With Allen and Terry both coming off the bench behind Bradley and Rondo who are both very young, their minutes would surely by limited.
This signing all but assures that the team will not get an OJ Mayo. Their only hope now is that another team can work a sign and trade with the C’s should Brandon Bass decide to leave.
I know some people are excited about Jason Terry, I’m just not one of them. I would have much preferred OJ Mayo. I think the younger player makes more sense and having a coach like Doc to teach him would help him realize his potential.
Stay tuned for more signings, let’s just hope they get some guys in their 20′s opposed to staying old.