After a season filled with rumors of the Boston Celtics starting over from scratch, scattering the members of the “Big Three” all over the map of the Association, it turns out that Boston’s President Of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, has taken the team into a retooling mode; rather than going through a rebuild. Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who is still under contract to the club, found out this past weekend that he will be playing once again with Kevin Garnett, as the big man signed a contract extension.
The team is still trying to re-sign veteran guard Ray Allen, however word out of Boston is they have already taken steps to beef up their outside shooting from the bench. The “Boston Globe” reported Tuesday, that the team has come to terms with former Dallas Mavericks sixth-man veteran guard Jason Terry on a three-year pact with the sharpshooter, said to be valued at $5 million per season. Although Terry is now 34-years-old, the former NBA Sixth Man Of The Year still averaged 15.1 points coming off the bench this past season for the Mavericks and will give the Celtics with some fire power off the bench, that they have lacked the last couple of years.
The Celtics, stated earlier this week that their priority was to bring back Allen and forward Brandon Bass, who is also a Free Agent back for next season. Allen, has been discussing his options with other teams, before he decides where he wants to play in October. There have also been reports that Boston is on the verge of bringing back forward Jeff Green, who sat out the past campaign after surgery to repair a defect in his heart. The Celtics released Green last season, but his agent has claimed that the former member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is close to inking a three-year pact with the team.