Playing basketball alongside Jason Terry is easy. He moves the basketball. He makes quick decisions. He’s obviously a great shooter, he’s clearly an underrated passer and he’s a tough competitor who — and this doesn’t mean everything, but it’s an indicator — has been described by Doc Rivers as setting one of the Celtics’ best screens.
Terry’s also easy to coach, at least if you take his words at face value. (Boston Herald)
“He said, ‘Until Avery gets healthy, just keep an open mind. We may need you to do it,’ ” Terry said. “He said, ‘We’re just going to continue to search and find the right combination and mix of guys.’
“I told him, ‘Whatever you want to do.’ ”
“I love starting,” he said. “I love coming off the bench. I just love playing the game. So any opportunity, I’m there and I’m ready for it. That’s all that matters.”
“As soon as Avery comes back, if he’s feeling good, obviously it’s his spot,” Terry said. “So we’re just occupying time.”
This probably doesn’t need saying, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the Jason Terry era. He’s confident enough to understand he’s going to play a major role in whatever niche Rivers prescribes him, so he doesn’t care what that niche is.