Weeks after the Celtics first pursued the former Dallas Maverick in free agency, Boston officially signed Terry on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team.
Terry was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2009 and could fill a similar role with the Celtics. He averaged 15.1 points and 3.6 assists last season, including 37.8 percent 3-point shooting. Terry is also fourth all-time in 3-point shots made, trailing just Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Jason Kidd.
"Jason is one of the best sixth men in the NBA, and his versatility in the backcourt is a great addition to our roster," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a news release.
Terry is expected to shore up the Celtics' attack as Boston chases another title. With the C's also welcoming Chris Wilcox, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass to new contracts, Terry has joined a group that sounds more than willing to shoulder any kind of load.
"The Celtics have such a great tradition of winning, and it was something that drew me to the team right away," Terry said in the news release. "I look forward to getting out onto the court and helping this team in its pursuit of another banner."
Although details of Terry's contract have not been confirmed, Ainge did say Tuesday that the Celtics will use the $5 million midlevel exception for the guard, which limits the Celtics' spending ability when it comes to picking up other help.
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