Celtics close to signing Terry

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Celtics close to signing Terry

A league source has confirmed that the Celtics are close to signing Jason Terry to a multi-year deal starting at the mid-level exception.

The number of years is still being ironed out, the source said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the deal is still in the negotiating phase.

Adding Terry would not necessarily take the Celtics out of the running for Ray Allen, who remains the C's top target along with Brandon Bass.

Boston envisions a four-guard rotation of Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley starting, with Allen and Terry in the backcourt with Terry being able to play both guard positions.

Of course, the Celtics will have to fend off the Los Angeles Clippers who have made a strong push for Terry and will offer a comparable deal, as will the Dallas Mavericks, his team this past season.

A league official said Terry was impressed by the way the C's fought through adversity and came within one game -- make that one quarter -- of knocking off the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat.

It was apparent that the C's needed one more impact player to potential get over the hump.

"And he's definitely of the mindset that, 'hey, maybe it's me. Maybe I can be that guy that gets them over the top again," the league official said.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players. 

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.

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Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.

Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics