Should The Celtics Have Blown Up Their Core?

7/6/12 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Apr 18, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Jason Terry (31) makes a layup during the game against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Rockets 117-110. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIREFinally, we've got the signing of Jason Terry. This was a heavily criticized signing because of the fact that the Celtics added an old player to an old team. I don't understand why anyone says that's a bad thing.

The Celtics' time to win is now. They need players for now. They can't go out signing some young guy who's still developing who will be ready to contribute heavily by the time Paul Pierce is at home in a rocking chair. They also will have a hard time signing young guys who are already developed, as they'll want long-term, big money deals and likely would be hesitant to play for a team that's best players will soon retire.

What the Celtics need is a player who's already developed, but doesn't need the big contract. Jason Terry is the perfect fit. Terry came off the bench for Dallas last year scoring 15.1 points per game. Though it was his lowest scoring average since '04, he will still be a solid contributor to the team. By the way, Ray Allen scored only 14.2 points per game.

If you think I'm saying that the Celtics will make the finals next year, think again. There's no chance in hell I pick them to knock off the Heat. All I'm saying is that when you were just one single game away from making it to the NBA FInals, and you have legitimate reasons to believe you could improve the next season, there's no reason to blow up the team.

I know everyone says "well you gotta start over some time," but that time has not yet come in Boston.
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