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“It’s definitely a veteran thing. I learned from a great guy in George Gervin in our workouts in the summer. He tells me, ‘Slow is quick.’ And I had to really listen to what he said. It’s changing speeds and changing pace, and sometimes when you’re slow, you’re quick. I mean, the defense doesn’t know what you’re doing. If you hurry, you run into your defender, and then you’ve accomplished nothing. So I had to slow myself down a little bit but still be quick at the same time.”
Rivers laughed when Terry’s pace was noted.
“He’s in no hurry. Well, he can’t be,” the coach said. “He’s slow as (expletive).
“It’s amazing. The young guys laugh. They’re amazed at how often he’s open. They’re like, ‘I don’t get it. He’s not that quick.’ But he’s smart, which gives him a step. That’s really going to help us. He’s a guy who can hit big shots.”
I love the fact that Terry – a 35 year old veteran with 13 years in the league – is still gleaning advice from past greats like George Gervin. The Iceman was an explosive player who appeared to be moving in slow motion. Everything he did was effortless.
While Terry and Gervin are drastically different players, you can see how Terry works that slow-mo concept into his game.
JET had some ridiculous preseason stats (69% 3 FG), which you’ll find if you read the rest of Steve Bulpett’s column in the Herald.
Sticking with Terry, ESPN Boston has some startling statistics about his defense. Don’t worry, the numbers are GOOD.
Another noteworthy story, Sherrod Blakely has one reason why Brandon Bass is likely to start in the season opener vs Miami – LeBron James.
John and I are heading to the Celtics media luncheon today, so you might not see as many posts as usual. KWAPT is on duty and if you see anything worthy, feel free to pass along via Twitter.
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