The other guy in Brooklyn will be making his preseason debut on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. No, not Tornike Shengelia, but Jason Terry.
Terry had been recovering from offseason knee surgery but is ready to go after participating fully in his first practice last Friday.
[via ESPN New York]
“It’s gonna be great, getting back out there with my teammates,” Terry said Sunday. “I’ve been out there in practice the last couple days. Everything’s been going fine, no setbacks. So just being able to get out there in real live game action, it’s gonna be good.”
Terry said his plan all along was to play in the team’s final two preseason games. The Nets wrap up the preseason in Miami Friday night. Terry added that his knee feels strong.
Terry was part of the trade that brought Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett over from Boston, which both won’t play on Wednesday because they’ll be sad and maybe cry.
In all seriousness, Terry is an interesting player to watch on this team. He can become an intricate part of the Nets success this season, if he can get a consistent shot back and contribute quality minutes. Although, the key will be his ability to stay healthy at the ripe age of 36, that remains to be seen.