I'm not sure either Terry or Lee is going to give us anything this season. And while both guys have to take responsibility for their play, they started out with a huge handicap. It's brutally clear that Doc didn't put anymore thought into how he was going to use those guys than just expecting them to run the exact same plays and do the exact same things as Ray, even though Ray was so sick and tired of that stuff that he fled to Miami. By now, both Terry and Lee are so uncomfortable and out of sync that they may never get back in a groove.
It is extremely disappointing how little the team is getting out of Jason Terry.
I hate the role Doc has cast him in. I have no hope of Doc changing the situation at this point. All I want now is for Terry's minutes to be scaled back. Hugely. To about half of what he is getting now.
Terry isn't worth 30 minutes a night if all he is is a spot up shooter and catch and shoot player. He is too much of a liability in terms of defense/rebounding for those offensive contributions. Get him back down to 15mpg and keep Courtney Lee in the rotation (15mpg for Lee too) behind Avery Bradley once Bradley returns.
Yeah, I'm getting to that point too. I thought Terry would take it upon himself to stray from the offense more once he got more comfortable but he still wants to get the ball to Rondo so bad that the ball is bouncing off the back of his head when guys want to pass it to him.
See, for all the crap Ray got on here for being nothing but a jump shooter, nobody ever gave him credit for holding his own on defense and on the boards. That's what you want and need from your floor spacers; people were all excited about Terry's ball-handling but how does that help you coming from a pure floor spacer?
And while I'm on the subject, I miss Ray's willingness to give a pump fake and take it to the rim. Yeah, Terry's better at putting the ball on the floor in most situations but he's always looking for that ~20 foot pull up rather than going all the way or passing it. Despite playing some occasional PG minutes, Ray averaged more assists every year here than Terry has.