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Keyon Dooling announces he is back, signed with Grizzlies

Apr 1, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

Boston Celtics' Dooling celebrates a teammate's basket against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Boston Reuters

The Memphis Grizzlies have added some veteran depth for their run in the playoffs.

As had been rumored, they are bringing 12-year NBA veteran Keyon Dooling on board — a guy with playoff experience who has been well liked and respected by teammates at every stop.

Dooling himself made the announcement on twitter.

Dooling isn’t going to play a lot — maybe the handful of minutes a game rookie Tony Wroten gets. But as the games get serious Dooling gives the Griz a veteran presence. Just remember didn’t play particularly well in Boston last season — he had a PER of 6.9 and in the playoffs that jumped up to a still weak 9.9 — and hasn’t shot better than 40.5 percent in three seasons.

  1. money2long - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    didn’t he decline a request from doc rivers to play for the team he was already working with in the celtics ? awkward

  2. miamatt - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    THE Kenyon Dooling? This changes everything…

    In all seriousness, though, this is a solid pick-up for the Grizz. I’m sure they don’t plan on playing him much, but if injuries put Memphis in a bind, they could certainly do worse than turning to Dooling for emergency minutes.

  3. broncobeta - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    He’s decent at his threes and frees, not a bad signing at all.

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