(WALTHAM, Mass.) — Although Jason Terry hasn’t signed an official deal yet with the Boston Celtics, he’s ready to do what it takes to win in Boston.
The Celtics agreed to give Terry a three-year, $15 million contract — the mid-level exception — to leave the Dallas Mavericks and Terry spoke about his move to Boston on Saturday.
“I’m still smiling from the phone call I got from Doc,” said Terry. “I’m just excited about being part of this Celtics organization, the franchise, obviously the heritage, the tradition by just putting that jersey on.”
The Celtics are hoping to work out a sign-and-trade deal instead with the Mavericks so they can offer another free agent a mid-level exception.
“If they need me to wash the uniforms or sweep the floor, whatever role Doc (Rivers) wants me to play I’m here to do it at 100 percent and give my all,” said Terry. “That’s what I’ve done my whole career, whatever puts us in the best position to win these games, to win a championship, that’s what I’ll be doing.”
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said he hoped to have everything finalized this week.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN