|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 25, 2013 at 2:55 AM|
Jason Terry had a suspect regular season, and playoff run with the Celtics in year one. Terry was a huge part in Boston's two playoff wins this season, but with the state of the Celtics in the air. Terry may be on the way out. Terry may rethink his tattoo choices next time.
“I’m very surprised,” the 35-year-old guard said yesterday. “The reason I came to Boston was the opportunity to win another championship and to play for Doc Rivers. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were there. I wanted to be part of Celtics lore and tradition.”
And now? Good question, says Terry.
“Does that change things? I have to find out,” he said.
Terry has a lot to wait for, including a decision from president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on whether to keep Garnett or Pierce — or both — for another season.
“There’s a lot of summer left for us to adjust this roster to things,” said Terry. “Obviously you have the draft this week. Rajon Rondo is hurt, and he’s coming back from that. There’s just so much uncertainty that everyone is facing.
But Terry said he’s not going to ask for a way out. If rebuilding becomes the theme, and he isn’t traded, there’s a secondary purpose to his being here that started with last season’s chance to play for Rivers.
“From my perspective, I have to get healthy,” said Terry, who had minor knee surgery earlier this month. “I’m thinking about my future, too, and I want to be a coach. I learned a lot from Doc last year. Next season I’m still going to be under Danny (Ainge), and it will be an opportunity for me to learn his side of the business. This is still a great organization to be part of.”
Let me take a line from Doc. " You can the write the obituary, but I won't" Like Terry said, there is a lot of summer left, and who knows how this roster will look like. Danny Ainge built a championship roster before out of nowhere, and I don't know if he can do it again overnight. But I trust in him to build a team quicker then most think.