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“No truth!” Dooling wrote in an email to FOX Sports Florida. “I will never play NBA ball again.”
After he was waived by the Celtics, Dooling’s agent, Kenge Stevenson, had issued a statement announcing his client would retire.
“Keyon has decided that he has given the NBA 12 good years and that it’s time to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family,” the statement read. “He will never forget his time with the Boston Celtics.”
Dooling, 32, confirmed his retirement in his email Saturday. In another email, Dooling wrote he didn’t want to elaborate on his plans after basketball, writing only it’s “family time.”
That’s the outright denial I’ve been looking for. Now we can close the book on the “weekend Keyon Dooling joined the Heat.”
Orlando Sentinel reporter Brian Schmidt might want to eliminate the source behind this story from his rolodex.
In other news, the Globe’s Gary Washburn sheds some light on the veteran/rookie workouts in Waltham:
The pickup games in Waltham have been competitive. Joseph, Christmas, and rookies JamarSmith and Jared Sullingerhave been tutored by Rondo, Jeff Green, and Jason Terry.
“All the vets, they’ve really been taking us in because we’ve been putting in the work and they see that, that doesn’t go unnoticed,” Joseph said. “If you come to an organization like this, that’s all they want to see is guys work hard because we have a reputation to uphold.”
Joseph is a natural small forward but may be asked to play multiple positions. Asked to describe his position, he said, “Wing. I just call it a wing, you know what I mean? I’m sure I’ll be more looked at as a [small forward] but we all have the same assignments.”
Washburn also reports that Marquis Daniels has signed a guaranteed one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.