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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Jason Terry agrees to sign with Celtics

The Celtics may be losing Ray Allen in free agency, but they’re hoping they have found a proper replacement.

Boston reportedly has agreed on a three-year deal with free agent Jason Terry. The deal is for the mid-level exception and is expected to be worth more than $15 million.

Terry was said to be a possibility for the Heat, but they may be focusing on Ray Allen instead.

Terry will be 35 by the time the season starts, but he’s still in good shape. He was a consistent sixth man for Dallas and has played 31 minutes per game each of the past two seasons.

Though Terry is not quite as good of a shooter as Ray Allen, he should be a suitable replacement for Boston given that he’s in better shape and not coming off a major ankle injury. He’s also a former NBA champion and has the type of mental toughness that should fit in well in Boston.

Coach Doc Rivers hopes the team will be able to bring back Ray Allen in addition to signing Terry, but that’s unlikely. This was their insurance policy and it helps keep them among the top teams in the East.

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