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.