Dooling 'definitely considering' return if Celtics interested

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Dooling 'definitely considering' return if Celtics interested

Four months after retiring from the NBA, Keyon Dooling is considering a return to the game.

The 12-year veteran guard began increasing his workout routine on Tuesday should he receive a call from the Boston Celtics.

"I'm definitely considering," Dooling told CSNNE.com Tuesday evening. "I've upped my exercise starting today and if Doc (Rivers) gives me the word I will be ready."

Dooling retired in September following an emotional summer in which he battled with repressed memories of abuse. Since then, he has re-joined the Celtics as a coordinator of player development and continues to help others through the GAMETYME Foundation.

The Celtics are without starting point guard Rajon Rondo, who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right ACL. This month Rondo credited Dooling for motivating the team in their six-game winning streak.

Dooling averaged 4.0 points, 1.1 assists, and 0.8 rebounds in 46 games last season for the Celtics.

Celtics take Semi Ojeleye at No. 37

Celtics take Semi Ojeleye at No. 37

The Celtics drafted SMU junior wing Semi Ojeleye with the 32nd overall pick of Thursday’s draft. 

Ojeleye, whom The Ringer’s draft guide compared to current Celtic Jae Crowder, averaged 18.9 points and 6.8 rebounds a game in his final season at SMU. He was considered one of CSNNE’s pre-draft sleepers. 

After taking Jayson Tatum and Ojeleye, the C’s have two picks remaining. They’ll select 53rd and 56th overall.