July 17, 2012 – Jason Terry, aka JET, signed with the Boston Celtics for the MLE (mid level exception), 3-years, circa $5,000,000 per season. Terry is best known as the 2008-2009 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and a key member of the Dallas Mavericks 2010-2011 NBA Championship team.
Jason Terry attended Franklin High School, in Seattle, Washington, where he led the school to 1994, and 1995 3A Washington State titles. Terry's number, #31, is officially retired at Franklin High School.
Jason Terry attended Arizona University, in Tuscon, AZ, where he was a key member of the 1996-1997 NCAA Championship team. Terry was named the 1998-1999 PAC-10 Player of the Year, and Consensus NCAA American first team.
Jason Terry was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA draft (10th overall). Terry was named to the 1999-2000 NBA All Rookie second team. After five seasons with Atlanta, Terry was traded to the Dallas Mavericks with teammate Alan Henderson, and a future first round pick, for Antoine Walker, and Tony Delk. In eight seasons with Dallas, Terry was also a key member of the 2005-2006 NBA finals team.
By the Numbers:
3 (# of teams played for)
13 (# of seasons played)
16.1 (point per game, career season average)
.448 (field goal percentage, career season average)
.380 (three point percentage, career season average)
.846 (free throw percentage, career season average)
16.9 (point per game, career playoffs average)
.448 (field goal percentage, career playoffs average)
.394 (three point percentage, career playoffs average)
.827 (free throw percentage, career playoffs average)
I'm really excited to have Jet on the Celtics. I know he's going to be a force come playoff time, especially in the 4th quarter. I like that his playoff average is higher than his regular season average.