Celtics Re-Sign Keyon Dooling

JULY 31ST: The Celtics have officially re-signed Dooling, according to a team release.

JULY 24TH: The Celtics and Keyon Dooling have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, a source tells Paul Flannery of WEEI.com (Twitter link). ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg confirms with Dooling's agent that the guard will be returning to Boston on a one-year deal (Twitter link).

Because Dooling played for the Celtics last season, he was eligible to sign for more than the veteran's minimum, but Forsberg confirms it'll be a minimum-salary deal (Twitter link). Dooling's 4.0 PPG and 6.9 PER in 2011/12 were both career lows, so a larger guarantee was unlikely, though Forsberg adds that the 32-year-old's "locker room leadership" is invaluable (Twitter link).

Having used their full mid-level exception to sign Jason Terry, the Celtics will be hard-capped at $74.3MM this season. They'll only be on the hook for $854,389 of Dooling's $1,352,181 salary, with the league covering the remaining portion.

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4 thoughts on “Celtics Re-Sign Keyon Dooling

  1. Jessica Snee

    Good move. We needed another PG. good locker room guy as well, I like this a lot. So the celtics roster is pretty much set but one spot. The 14 guys I think r on the roster do far. Rondo, Bradley, pierce, bass, Garnett, terry, lee, green, sullinger, Wilcox, dooling, Joseph, melo, and Collins. So one spot left. I say either dionte Christmas, Mickael pietrus, They pick up a combo G or G/F. Or they leave the spot empty and keep the bi annual to use near the trade deadline so they can pick up a player who is waived. We look real good this year!! Nice offseason by Danny and doc…. They def r making me forget about losing ray!! LET’S GO CELTICS!!!!

    • wiseguy400

      They signed Christmas yesterday. The team is set unless they make a trade.

      • mcody28

        Joseph, Christmas and Jamar smith are signed but their contracts arent garunteed

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