BOLTON -- New Celtics guard wasted no time ingratiating himself to his new hometown when he was asked about the prospect of starting or coming off the bench.
"My mission is to kill," Terry said. "Whoever that is, whether it’s the Heat, whether it’s the Lakers. Hopefully both. That’s my mission and that’d what I’m here to do."
The former Sixth Man of the Year indicated that he would have no problem coming off the bench and that seems the way coach Doc Rivers is leaning. "I’m pretty sure," Rivers said. "I think I know, but you get in the gym and guys change your mind."
"We have tons of talent," Terry said. "It’s just a matter of Doc putting it all together and us buying into our roles. He hasn’t told me specifically what my role is, but whatever that is, I’m going to go out there and play it to the fullest."
Regardless of his specific role, Terry fills a need that Rivers felt was the most pressing this offseason, that of a scorer off the dribble.
"I didn’t think we had enough guys who can score off the dribble," Rivers said. "Rondo can score off the dribble but we needed a guy who can score and be a knockdown shooter at the same time."
Terry, who counts championships as a college player at Arizona and another with the Mavs, is excited about the opportunity to win another with the Celtics.
"That’s what it’s all about," he said. "There’s no other motive here, just go out and win and win it all."
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