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The Celtics continue to position themselves for a run at Jason Terry, though they will likely sign their own free agents first.
The former Mavericks shooter — the 2009 NBA Sixth Man of the Year — reportedly is open to signing for the full mid-level exception, or approximately $5 million in the first year. The Celtics, who expect to be over the salary cap, which will be set at about $56 million, would qualify.
Terry, who earned more than $11 million last year, has not ruled out playing for the full mid-level, according to a league source.
But for now, anyway, the Celtics are not in the hunt for free agent O.J. Mayo, who has informed teams he’s not interested in a mid-level deal, according to the source.
I’m on record… I like Jason Terry on this team. The guy can shoot, handle the ball and he’s not afraid to pass (3.6 apg last season).
He’s a small guard (6-2, 180) with some defensive liabilities, but Doc Rivers will make it work.
I’m conflicted with Mayo. He’s younger (24) and more diverse offensively than Terry, but something about his character rubs me the wrong way (See fight with Tony Allen and drug suspension). There’s a reason why Memphis, an up and coming team, is letting their #3 pick from 2008 walk away.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Stiemsma (foot) withdraws from select team | Rookies past 1st test | Goodwill goes far with Green | Herald – Too soon to judge Melo | CSNNE – Ian Thomsen says C’s can’t replace Ray | Globe – Celtics size up their big additions | ESPN NY Radio – Doc Rivers interview |