WEEI’s Paul Flannery has the scoop:
Keyon Dooling has agreed to return to the Celtics on a one-year-deal, his agent Kenge Stevenson said.
The 32-year-old combo guard averaged 4.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 14.4 minutes over 46 games for the Celtics this past season. He played all 20 playoff games as well, shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range in the postseason.
Dooling adds depth to an already deep Celtics backcourt that now includes Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee.
Dooling struggled for much of the year, but cranked up his defense in the playoffs.
His biggest contributions have come off the floor. He’s a vocal leader in the locker room. Brandon Bass dubbed him “Reverend” for his halftime sermon during Game 5 of the series with Philadelphia.
Dooling is also a mentor to Rajon Rondo. Check out this piece for more on his relationship with RR.
I like the signing. Jamar Smith is likely to be the odd man out.