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The big signing of last year's Eastern Conference runners-up, the Boston Celtics, generated strong approval from Celtics fans, including Bill Simmons.
The Celtics and Simmons assumed they were getting Jason Terry, the sixth man of the year in 2009 and an integral member of the Dallas Mavericks championship-winning side from two years ago. Unfortunately for them they are getting a shadow of that player, as age has taken it's toll on Jason Terry.
While his numbers remained steady for the most part, Terry did not take over games like he used to and he seemed to work a lot harder to get those points.
With his worst shooting season in seven years, Terry developed into more of a volume scorer last season, with Dallas struggling to find scoring options outside of Dirk Nowitzki. Looking back, Terry was a perfect fit for that Dallas team as they had a suspect backcourt and limited scoring options.
Boston, however, doesn't have those problems. With Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley both expected to play heavy minutes in the backcourt and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett expected to carry the scoring, there doesn't seem to be a place for Jason Terry in the Celtics lineup.
Terry will most likely have a similar role to Ray Allen, who was benched in favor of Avery Bradley. For a volume scorer who needs the ball in his hands, this role will not suit Terry at all and he could find himself in no man's land in the Celtics rotation very quickly.