--The Boston Celtics signed guard Jason Terry to a three-year contract worth $15.6 million.
The Celtics used their entire $5 million mid-level exception to land the 34-year-old veteran.
Terry spoke with Celtics president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers on the first day of free agency on July 1 and shortly thereafter agreed to parameters of a deal. The Celtics could use Terry off the bench -- he was a valuable sixth man for the Mavericks -- or plug him in to Ray Allen's starting shooting guard position. He is fourth in NBA history with 1,788 3-pointers.
Terry averaged 15.1 points and 3.6 assists for Dallas last season, but he was disappointed about not being signed to a contract extension after the Mavericks' 2011 NBA championship.
Terry afforded Dallas the chance to match Boston's offer, but the Mavericks opted to add multiple players with the $5 million annually it would've taken to keep Terry.
--G Avery Bradley underwent a second shoulder surgery July 10, and he likely will miss training camp and quite possibly the early part of the season.
Bradley had surgery on his left shoulder in March. The latest procedure was to tighten ligaments in his right shoulder. He tried to play through the injuries but had to bow out of the postseason.
Asked when Bradley would again be able to play, coach Doc Rivers said, "It could be early in the season, it could be mid-December. We're just not sure."
Rivers said the reason the two surgeries weren't done on the same day was so Bradley always had one non-braced arm to perform normal functions.
"Hey," said the coach, "the guy has to eat."
--The Celtics will be giving F Jeff Green a four-year contract worth $36 million, but before that became official, the club got a little more for him.
Green came to Boston in February 2011 from Oklahoma City with Nenad Krstic and a first-round draft pick for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson, but there was later a question about how much the Thunder knew about the heart condition that caused Green to miss this past season. He underwent aortic surgery.
The NBA ruled that things did not go properly in the transaction, so it awarded the Celtics the Thunder's 2013 second-round draft pick.
The league said there was "no evidence of bad faith or any intent to withhold information on the part of Thunder management or its physicians," but it decided that the team's cardiologists had information about Green's condition that it did not give to the club's management, which, in turn, should have been shared with the Celtics.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Forever, I'll always be a Celtic." -- G Ray Allen, during the press conference announcing him as a member of the Miami Heat.
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