Report: Terry loves Celtics 'championship pedigree'


Report: Terry loves Celtics 'championship pedigree'

Jason Terry made his desire to win an NBA championship very clear when he inked a tattoo of the Larry OBrien trophy on his bicep before the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 title.

Now the free agent guard hopes to repeat the performance with the Boston Celtics.'s A. Sherrod Blakely confirmed the Yahoo! Sports report that the Celtics and Terry have reached an agreement on a three-year contract starting at the mid-level exception worth more than 15 million.

Terry, 34, spoke to FOX Sports Florida about his positive impressions of the Celtics.

"I just love that they have a championship pedigree,'' Terry said. "And I think their point guard (Rajon Rondo) is the best in the business at controlling both ends of the floor, and they've got Hall of Famers.''

Terry averaged 15.1 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game last season off the Mavericks bench. The 2009 Sixth Man of the Year is entering his 14th year in the NBA, playing five years with the Atlanta Hawks and the last eight with the Mavs.

Free agent signings can begin on July 11.

Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones


Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made their first player cuts of training camp by waiving Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee and Jalen Jones on Thursday.

The Celtics roster now stands at 17, two more than the league-maximum which Boston has to get down to by Monday at 5 p.m. EST

Ben Bentil, who was selected by Boston with the No. 51 pick in last June’s NBA draft out of Providence College, is expected to be the next player waived by Boston.

That would still leave the Celtics needing to waive at least one more player.

The final spot is expected to come down to R.J. Hunter and James Young, both of whom have been solid in the preseason which has made this one of the tougher roster decisions the Celtics have had to make under fourth-year coach Brad Stevens.