Ainge knows Big 3 not enough for another NBA title


BOSTON (AP) - After deciding to bring back Boston's aging Big Three for another run at the NBA title, Danny Ainge knew he needed to surround it with more talent.

The Celtics general manager settled on former Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Jason Terry as one of the key pieces. Terry has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal for $15 million. Teams cannot officially sign free agents until July 11.

Terry is one of the league's top 3-point shooters. But that would not keep the Celtics from bringing back Ray Allen. Allen has also met with the Miami Heat, but salary cap rules allow Boston to offer him more money.

Both teams are waiting for Allen to decide.