The NBA shuffle has begun.
A few of the top dogs are prepping for Olympic play, yet most other NBA personalities are busy with the business at hand. Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Deron Williams–who just took the 98 million dollar deal from the Nets–Steve Nash. The list goes on, and includes Dallas Mavericks free agent Jason Terry, who has agreed to a three year deal with the Boston Celtics. The deal is nothing more than a verbal agreement–no names can be put to paper until July 11th. However, this move certainly signifies the probable departure of Celtics guard, Ray Allen, who was immediately pursued by Miami after the ticker tape and confetti fell on the championship celebration.
The deal is said to be somewhere in the range of 3 years/15 million–something that the Dallas Mavericks won’t be interested in matching. I’d love to see the Mavs make a move to get Steve Nash back to town to finish out his career playing with his best friend, Dirk Nowitzki, but that’s probably not what Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson are thinking.
Nash will most likely have a nice offer presented by the Knicks brass, reuniting him with everyone’s favorite Knick, Amare Stoudemire. Ah, the shuffle. It’s fun stuff.
Nelson did offer high praise for Jason Terry, affectionately referring to him as JET. And with such high praise comes the inevitable release of a fan favorite. If Dallas could have scored a marquee point guard such as Deron Williams, they most likely would have attempted to resign Terry, but with all the recent developments, an amicable parting of ways will be best for both parties.