According to the Boston Globe the Celtics now find themselves seeking a veteran point-guard with the departure of Keyon Dooling:
“Meanwhile, Dooling informed the Celtics of his plans to retire and the club is now left without a primary backup point guard to Rajon Rondo. Dooling had also emerged as Rondo’s mentor.
The Celtics wanted Dooling to return because of his steadiness and veteran presence. Now they are seeking a replacement just a week before training camp.
Point guards on the free agent market include Derek Fisher, Jonny Flynn, Mike Bibby, and Carlos Arroyo.”
To be honest, none of these guys excite me in the least because I’m not convinced any of them can run an offense. Fisher barely has anything left in the tank, Bibby even less, Jonny Flynn is a project, and Arroyo wasn’t great the last time we signed him. Out of that group I’d probably take Mike Bibby, and I definitely wouldn’t like it. All the better for Dionte Christmas, who showed flashes of passing ability during summer league after the departure of E’Twaun Moore. If Christmas shows he can run the offense during camp, it’s possible he could open the season as Rondo’s primary backup with Bradley sidelined.