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Celtics pull off trade for… Keyon Dooling

Chuck - Red's Army December 8, 2011 Uncategorized 23 Comments

Act_keyon_doolingGary Washburn has the depressing details:

The Celtics are going to announce the acquisition of veteran point guard Keyon Dooling from the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, the first day of training camp and trades can become official, according to a league source.

The deal is expected to include a second-round draft pick headed to Milwaukee and it gives the Celtics a veteran backup point guard behind Rajon Rondo, who remains a Celtic after Chris Paul was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dooling, who will earn $2.1 million this season, averaged 7.1 points and 3 assists in 80 games with the Bucks last season. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft out of Missouri and played four years with the Clippers, 1 with Miami, 3 with the Magic, 2 with the Nets before signing with Milwaukee in 2010.

Instead of basking in the glow of a deal for Chris Paul, we get to chew on Keyon Dooling. 

At least Danny Ainge was finally able to get that back-up point guard we've been asking for every yera.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/thetitleisours Thetitleisours Mkay

    Poor man’s Eddie House?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mattwilding Matt Wilding

    I suspect this means no Delonte.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/stevencrowe Steven Crowe

    Delonte misses a ton of games every year. In his 4 seasons with the Celtics, he played in 203 of a possible 328 regular-season games. Not good. I’m not big on Dooling, but he’ll be healthier and play more than Delonte.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sondler Jerry Sondler

    The nightmare is not yet over….the Lakers are about to get Okafor.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jmacpi33 I bleed green in L.A.

    Nice signing, addressed an obvious need. Chandler going to New York hurts. Hope we can get a nice Big man or two. Sign and trades with Baby and Green?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kingcarson 1KingCarson

    Didn’t Ray Allen and Dooling have a beef or fiight or something at one point? I think it was when Ray was in Seattle.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    trading rondo isn’t the answer. kg and ray are the only chips, but danny and every other c’s commenter wont set aside personal egos.. another g’damn 10 yr miserable rebuilding drought! feck

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    Hopefully he’s a replacement for Carlos Arroyo NOT Delonte West

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    Maybe relentless Danny Defenders would have been glowing about a Chris Paul deal, but I’m damned relieved that we haven’t lost our cornerstone. Yet.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    Why the heck do you care what LA does? Shouldn’t we worry about our own game?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    Everyone talked about how this was ‘only business’ and that Danny has to do what is best for the team. Really? Well then Danny should be amnestying Garnett, right? If it’s all about cold-hearted business considerations, then your first move has to be to get rid of the 21 million guy who is playing like a 10 million guy, right?
    So I’m glad you at least mention KG. I don’t actually think that any of the Big Four should ever have been put on the trading or cutting block. Danny should have spent all this time and energy filling in around our core guys.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    Sweet. Banner 18 here we come.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    quick someone contact New England Flag and Banner!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    Oh by the way, people voting for DeAndre Jordan on that side poll are idiots. The dude shoots 40% from the line and can’t score without dunking.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/trsjr91 BleedGreen34

    ive been saying this since last year rondo,green our two first round picks (maybe Jermaine Oneal and maybe big baby s/t) for DWIGHT HOWARD danny’s thinking small going after chris paul its about time he starts THINKING BIG

  • http://profile.typepad.com/matt4628 Double P Reppin the B

    Dooling is such a Doc type of guy. Lanky hard nosed defender will be a good fit here.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    finally someone with rational sense that agrees trading rondo for another pg was/is the last thing this team needs.
    but placing “amnesty” on kg.. hell no! we need his contract, there’s always desperate teams trying unload a disgruntled player.
    how about: oj mayo, michael redd, and 2 band aide bigs? they can be had on the cheap, while silently unloading kg and ray significantly accelerates the rebuilding process.
    danny, you listening?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    I like this. I saw TJ Ford only get a minimum deal yesterday and was hoping for something like this. This wont make me popular, but I for one am okay with Delonte going to LA where he can work on his reality program or whatever he’s gonna do. I love his game but the injury thing was endless.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/beleeno Beleeno

    Bigtime fisticuffs, Dooling tried to go after Allen in the hallway after they were both ejected.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    buckle down for the next decade of rebuilding w/band aides, retreads, draft picks, and other teams left-over trash.
    dhoward to ask magic for trade to nets

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sondler Jerry Sondler

    Because any blockbuster deal, benefiting the Lakers, DOES effect the Celtics.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/eric73 mrchumpy

    Always kind of liked Dooling, so I’m on board.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/elvyn Elvyn Grant

    they need to sign up a scorer for rondo to pass the ball to and atleast 2 big men.