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With Rondo out, Dooling considering comeback

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07:25 AM ET 01.28 | Rajon Rondo's injury just may have Keyon Dooling coming out of retirement. Dooling, 32, retired after last season following shocking revelations that he was sexually abused as a child. He joined the Celtics front office in October and has been working in an advisory role, taking selected road trips with the club. He said he has entertained thoughts of return to the court, and the Celtics now have a need for a veteran point guard. "I'm not in shape, but I would [consider it]," he told the Globe after the Celtics' 100-98 double-overtime win over the Heat Sunday at TD Garden. After taking a chunk of last year's lockout-shortened season to find his role, Dooling flourished in the second half and playoffs.

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January 28, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Because the Celtics are short on guards?


I'm truly gutted by Rondo's injury which means no trade but as it is:

PG: Terry/Barbosa
SG: Bradley/Lee



No need for Dooling, there is a need for a big man. I think there was a trade bound to happen, now with Rondo these guards can stay foot.

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January 28, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Let's Not, Bro.

January 28, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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They might trade Pierce for Gay. Works out for both teams. C's get younger and Grizz get an expiring and lower contract in Pierce.

Celtics have Green (8 million a year) who can and should average 18 ppg like Gay does...

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January 28, 2013  11:40 AM ET

Boston is screwed.

You do not lose a guy like Rondo and win. Heck, Boston was barely winning with him.

Boston is the 8 seed at best and that is assuming Philly does not make a run with Bynum back.

The 8 seed gets you a Round 1 date with Miami at Miami...good luck with that.

January 28, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Rondo is the engine of the Celtics. Without him they are toast...although even before this injury they looked to be done. I would agree with G-B, a trade of Pierce for Gay does seem to work out well for both teams. Boston gets a young scorer who would fit well with Rondo in the future. Memphis gets a clutch scorer with an expiring contract. The C's need to start thinking about a reload. I wouldn't totally dismantle things but I would definetly start looking at my options to get younger.

January 28, 2013  01:58 PM ET

LOL... Keyon Dooling :-)

The Celtics should be calling the Wolves - Barea or Ridnour should be available.

January 28, 2013  04:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Rondo is the engine of the Celtics. Without him they are toast...although even before this injury they looked to be done. I would agree with G-B, a trade of Pierce for Gay does seem to work out well for both teams. Boston gets a young scorer who would fit well with Rondo in the future. Memphis gets a clutch scorer with an expiring contract. The C's need to start thinking about a reload. I wouldn't totally dismantle things but I would definetly start looking at my options to get younger.

I know it's Business but it just won't look right to see Pierce in another uniform. Celts should look to get him retire in green. Secondly I don't thik Memphis is dumb enough to give up a player they've raised over the years for a rental player. If anything they will demand high draft picks so a third team will have to be involved.

In any event I expect Toronto to jump on the Gay sweepstakes. Toronto needs a star like Gloria needs Jesus...

 
January 29, 2013  03:46 PM ET
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So what should Memphis give to Boston in return than? Gasol? Randolph? Do you think they're stupid to give up those players? Gay for Pierce makes sense in so many ways. Memphis will get a clutch player who has an expiring contract and Cs get a younger SF in Gay.

Obviously not but what's the use for Gay and Green playing alongside each other? That doesn't make sense, both are getting a lot of money, both play the same, both can put up the same stats, nothing new to it.

Why would you want 2 identical SF's on the same team? Boston needs a PF/C...

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