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Your Morning Dump… Where Doc loves Jason Terry

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) December 3, 2012 Jason Terry, The Morning Dump 5 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“He’s a pro. He’s been in the league for so long that nothing rattles him,” Rivers said of Terry. “I think he would still rather come off the bench, but he wants to do what we need. He never asks questions, he just does it. He’s a pro’s pro. There’s a lot of veterans like that.

“What is unusual is that he can start on most teams, but he’s figured it out. He just wants to win. He’s figured that’s how he brings the most value, by giving the second unit firepower. But right now we need him in the (starting) lineup.”

Herald: Jason Terry is a team builder

Terry did a nice thing after the Milwaukee game and took a lot of the heat for the loss.  While it wasn’t entirely his fault, it was a solid veteran move to accept it all and take the heat off some other guys.

Terry will still have some ups and down as he plays a role he’s not entirely comfortable with.  The beauty of it all for Doc is that he accepts what the team asks him to do.  It’s a good example to set for the rest of the guys who  may be struggling to find their games in.

Everything is going to change when Avery Bradley returns, which could be soon (scroll down to the end of that link).  Then JET will go back to the bench and we’ll start to see a more regular lineup.  Until then, Terry will continue to do whatever Doc asks of him… which is probably why Doc gushes

“Every coach should coach Jason Terry at least once,” Rivers said after the Celtics’ 91-88 loss in Milwaukee on Saturday night. “He’s the perfect kid with a perfect heart.”

Related links:  ESPN Boston:  Minor turbulence won’t detour JET  |  Globe: Adjustments with Celtics no problem for Terry

The rest of the links:

Globe:  Doc knows life more important that basketball  |  YouTube: Rasheed Wallace gets tossed for yelling “Ball don’t lie”  |  Daily Beast:  Rondo: NBA’s most valuable rebel  |  MWDN:  Inconsistency has marked Celtics season

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  • Grandad434

    Extremely thankful the MIG were able to land JET. He’s exactly what Doc is saying here and come All-Star break, this team will be running the tracks!

  • JBcelticsFan

    I’m never happy with a loss but I liked the effort. They gotta play good defense consistently. We’ve seen them do it for a quarter or a half but they lose it in the 3rd quarter. Play great D the entire game and the offense will take care of itself.

  • eddysamson

    We might see AB play one Red Claws game before he comes back

  • Curt

    I think with JET and Barbosa on the second string, we’ll be scoring a TON of points. Put Sully out there to rebound and score with Wilcox under the hoop and we might just handle some matchups.

  • Drew

    I like Jason Terry. But his airplane dance is so stupid. If there was an all NBA corny team, he’d make first team as the shooting guard every year.