Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 11:55 am  |  28 responses

Jason Terry Studying Film of Ray Allen

To prepare for his new role with the Boston Celtics, swingman Jason Terry has been studying tape of ex-Celtic Ray Allen. Terry and Allen’s respective games are similar, and Terry, just like Allen, will presumably be called on for a perimeter touch and clutch shooting in crunch time. Via ESPN.com: “‘I have been watching film and watching Ray Allen, the way he maneuvers and works off screens. I believe in [Celtics head coach] Doc [Rivers]‘ system. He’ll have me do some of those things, so curling the three, that’s a tough shot, it’s off balance. And that’s just one that I will add.’ The comparisons probably won’t end there, if Terry ends up delivering in the fourth quarter the way both he and Allen are accustomed to doing. Before the question of late-game heroics could even be completed, Terry was already saying, ‘My time, my time.’ He eventually elaborated on how he’s been able to thrive in the clutch moments in seasons past. ‘That’s my time of the game. Obviously your team is counting on you, your fans are counting on you to bring home that victory, whether it’s an assist to win it, whether it’s a shot to seal the game, or a free throw to win the game, it’s what I do,’ Terry explained. ‘That’s my time. And the reason why I’m confident in those situations is because of the work I put in. It’s like repetition for me. It’s second nature.’”

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  • Bravo

    Celtics look deeper than Miami should be interesting

  • robb


  • LA Huey

    Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Shuttlesworth, Battier, Haslem, Chalmers, Rashard, and Norris Cole. That’s a pretty good 9-man rotation. Plus they’ve got Joel Anthony (good for 5-10 minutes with certain lineups) and there’s the off-chance Mike Miller’s healthy. What do the Celtics have that makes them deeper?

  • leftykobe

    Gonna watch “He got Game”

  • Rasheed

    Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee, Pierce, Bass, KG, and Sullinger along with some other key role players. It pales in comparison to the Heat but this Celtics lineup is better than the one that took the Heat to 7 games. Don’t count them out just yet…

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Every baller watches He Got Game some time.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ “You named me after Earl Munroe?”

  • kgwannabe

    I think Boston had the best draft this year CONSIDERING their draft position — sullinger was a steal, and fab melo is a great addition to the defensive front court and can alleviate some of the pressure on KG, which will help him save his legs for the playoffs. Also, don’t forget Jeff Green who should be playing this year and add considerable athleticism and energy off the bench. I think the Celtics can make one last run to at least the Eastern conference this year; they’re pretty deep.

  • esonba

    Terry you will never be ray. NEVER!

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    He should just change his name to Ray Allen Troll

  • toinefan88

    The Celtics were champions already, they just needed a little jet fuel.

  • Metrobus

    Celts are just one injury away from being taken to a game 7 by a weaker team on the east or even be challenged for the eight seed. If any of the old three gets lots of miles and breaks down, the new guys are not experienced enough to take out the Heat. Plus, Miami only got better, perhaps not deeper but got the right pieces for their system. Open threes for Black Jesus, all game long!

  • Bravo

    Remember lol LBJ couldn’t guard the jet in the 2011 playoffs and look who won……..and the celtics got a deep team still. I only see Miami adding 3 point shooters to there team and not enough defense

  • LA Huey

    Miami had enough defense to withstand the onslaught of the 3x reigning scoring champ. And LBJ’s problem in the 2011 Finals was not on the defensive end. But if you want to ignore details to fit your outlook, that’s fine.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    I’m conflicted with this.. as a Celts fan I would like to see The Jet in Boston yet I miss ray already and the chances of Terry becoming one of the greatest shooters ever in a season is suspect

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    he doesnt have the same touch as allen but he is great at bringing that extra energy push off the bench. his 3pt% over the last 3 years was solid (slightly over 36 / 37 % ) and he has the guts to take and make big shots. sure, allen had a better overall career than terry but at their age with allen being 2 years older than terry id say that they are of equal value to their teams. boston couldve also kept allen and terry couldve gone to the heat, wouldnt be a difference for these teams imo

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Jason Terry is a upgrade over Ray Allen right now. Celtics winning the East, you heard it first hear.

  • Ryan

    Jason Terry has never been better than Ray Allen and will never be better. It’s a God damned shame Ray left Boston but Terry isn’t the answer to filling that hole.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Wtf you laughing for “robb” … The celtics ARE deeper than the heat.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Esonba – jason terry would whoop rays az in a game of one-on-one… Jet has more heart than ray ever had on the court. He’s gonna pass him statistically on the 3pt list ray 1st, jet 4th…
    Is everyone here forgetting the jet MURDERED the heat… Yes, dirk was an unstoppable tangent himself but jet carried them, called himself out, called his team out them CALLED THE HEAT OUT… brooooo pay homage.. He just got there & he’s already doing the right things,,, the things ray forgot about – “unbutu”

  • roscoe

    I believe Doc said last season “we are going to ride this thing until the wheels fall off…” well ray fell off to Miami and the cessna, JET, is a spare tire that won’t last long w/ his personality and rajon’s tude.

  • Nope

    i love ray ray. he’s one of my fave players in the L… but ray’s time is just about up. his ankles can’t have much left in them. playing on those bone spurs in the playoffs took heart (@basketball iq, that’s some heart right there). we’ll see what kind of condition he is in 65+ games deep, but i don’t think there will be much surprise when we all reflect on how jet was the better option at this point.

  • SeanMagicJuan

    Philly is better than Boston now .

  • All Day

    I’ll take ray over terry on those curl threes – still need to see if terry can be the same off-the-screen threat that ray was.

    who will terry guard when miami puts out that hybrid crunch time line-up of wade, ray, rashard, lebron, and bosh? Does doc counter with rondo-avery-terry-truth-kg? Seems to me that’s not the best crunch time 5 – it has to be rondo, avery, jeff green, truth, and kg. terry’s clutchness might be situational at best.

    That has been the issue of boston – lebron playing at the high/low post either puts truth in foul trouble or bass in isolation.

    Truth is, it’s jeff green and avery bradley who are key to dethrone miami. Terry is a bonus.


    Dethrone away lads. Swing away. Youl still get palmed like scullys. :-)

  • clydesays

    Terry will be fine in Boston. Either starting or coming off the bench. He’s a more versatile scorer than Ray, but he’ll never be the pure jump shooter RA is.

    I do think Rondo is going to have biggest assist season EVER with Bradley/Terry/Lee/Pierce/Green/KG/Bass/Sully catching the ball. I don’t know if he’ll ever break Stockton’s single season record of 1,100+ but he could get up there….

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    why do people think terry is more versatile than allen? allen startet playing and sticking to that spot up shooter role but he could drive to the basket too if he really wanted to. bevore he came to boston not many defenders could take his drive away and he also had more hops than terry and every once in a while he shows that he still got it at his old age. he just sticks to what makes him most efficiant for a team and this is being a pure shooter. if miami asks more of him i think that he’d be able to deliver

  • seanmagicjuanisgay

    wtf r u smoking