Keyon Dooling is back as a Celtic after signing a one year minimum deal today. Dooling might not make the most impact on the court, but his locker-room leadership is unquestionable. Dooling is one of the few people on the planet that Rondo listens to and respects, so this move might be looked at more of a way of keeping Rondo happy, then it is of improving the already deep guard position.
With this signing, the Celtics now have 5 guards who played at least 14 minutes a game last year. Which basically means someone, and maybe even a couple someones are going to lose significant minutes from their previous season. But for the Celtics this is not a bad problem.
With the signings of Dooling and Collins, and the expected signing of Kris Joseph, the Celtics now have 1 roster spot open. Michael Pietrus said he is still open to coming on board, but with limited salary cap space the Celtics might not be able to afford Peaches, especially since his agent has said he will definitely not accept the vet min.
I’m personally glad we have Dooling back, as he basically became the Posey of the bench last year. Unfortunately he doesn’t come close to having the skills Posey had on the court in his ’08 season, but with the depth the Celtics will be rolling out this season, he doesn’t have to.
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