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Celtics sign Terry to three-year, $15.6 million deal

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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 sign Terry.

Terry, 34, 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.

The Celtics did sign veteran Kevin Garnett on a three-year, $34 million contract.

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.
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