Found December 21, 2011 on Celtics Town:
Doc Rivers has quickly developed quite an affinity for Keyon Dooling, the Celtics’ smile-happy, mediocre backup point guard with a penchant for making the right play. (Boston Herald)“I love him,” Rivers said. “I love him. I think we couldn’t have picked a better guy to back up (Rajon) Rondo — with his spirit, his knowledge, being a veteran, the fact he can make open shots. And he challenges Rondo every day in practice.“Rondo has laughed about it several times, ‘This guy doesn’t back up at all.’ And it’s been great. They go at each other in a positive way, and I think it’s the first time Rondo’s had that, and it’s been great for him.”Boston’s backup point guard position in the Big Three era had been a rotating carousel of crazy. First there was Eddie House, a pro’s pro, yet one of few point guards in NBA history who dribbles like he has ping pong paddles taped to his hands. Then there was Sam Cassell, the veteran known for his loud mouth and oversized testicle dance, who was

Doc Rivers: Jeff Green Still Part of the Boston Celtics

Jeff Green, ineligible to play this season due to a heart condition, shot free throws with the C’s, after practice yesterday. Doc Rivers talked about Green, following practice, calling him still part of the team.   “He’s part of the team,’’ Rivers said. “Jeff is, hopefully, going to get a ring, he’ll be there, just [...]

Doc Rivers C's through fog

Doc Rivers has certainly had better views to a season than this one. But on the eve of the 2011-12 campaign,...

Your Morning Dump... Where Rondo's jumper looks better

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Not only was he knocking down jumpers, but he was pulling up for them without any hesitation - something he did not do nearly enough of last season. "We want him to just shoot it," said coach...

Meet the 2011-2012 Boston Celtics: Avery Bradley

With a little less than 3 days until the start of the 2011-2012 NBA season, Doc Rivers has begun to trim him roster to the mandated 15 slots. Well, technically he trimmed it to 14 and will leave a roster spot open for an as yet unmentioned free agent signing. The casualties today were not [...]

Paul Pierce ruled out for final preseason game

Paul Pierce is apparently still suffering from a right heel injury that first acted up at the beginning of training camp and he won't play in the Celtics' final preseason game against Toronto on Wednesday. Doc Rivers commented on Pierce's injury."I'm concerned," Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. "I'm not concerned long-term, but I am concerned short...

Doc Rivers 'Concerned' About Paul Pierce's Heel Injury, Captain May Miss Season Opener

Paul Pierce's sore right heel has limited his participation in training camp and will once again keep him out of the lineup when the Celtics take on the Raptors on Wednesday. Pierce's status for Sunday's Christmas Day opener remains up in the air. "I'm concerned, not long-term, but I'm concerned short-term," head coach Doc Rivers said about Pierce'...

Rivers Encouraged By Early Results Of 5-5-5 Minute Allotment For Garnett

Doc Rivers plans to utilize Kevin Garnett in 5-minute increments.

Wrapped up

The Celtics’ reserves had a final preseason showcase opportunity in an 81-73 win over the Toronto Raptors last night at TD Garden. And they showed most of the qualities coach Doc Rivers expected - spectacular athleticism combined with inconsistency.

Doc Rivers Wants Rajon Rondo to Take More Shots

In many ways, the Boston Celtics will only go as far as Rajon Rondo can taken them in 2012, and according to head coach Doc Rivers, that means the point guard has to shoot the ball more. From WEEI: “While Jermaine O’Neal was off getting his in-game massage, Doc Rivers was making the following observation about Rajon Rondo: the Celtics need him to shoot and score if they are...

Help is still wanted

The Celtics are in the market for a free agent, and likely will cut the roster to 14 players to keep a spot open, coach Doc Rivers said last night.

Celtics waive Jamal Sampson, more cuts to come

Preseason, we hardly knew you. With three days to go before the season opener in New York, the Celtics began the process of trimming their roster down. The first casualty was camp invitee Jamal Sampson, who saw the floor for only the final two minutes of last night's preseason finale. That leaves Boston with 16 bodies and 15 open roster spots.However, the Celtics are only...

"I can't raise my kids like this.." -Marquis Daniels

Ben Rohrbach of posted a great piece over on Green Street yesterday titled "How and Why Marquis Daniels Returned to the Celtics." The video segment has feedback from Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers on just how grateful they are that 'Quis is back in green this season: It's very interesting to learn that the thumb injury a couple of years ago was actually...

Danny Ainge keeps his balance

WALTHAM - Danny Ainge says he is comfortable with the team he's given Doc Rivers for the 2011-12 season. This is,...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 12/22

Herald  Doc Rivers C’s through fog JaJuan Johnson a student of Kevin Garnett’s game C’s go without Paul Pierce Celtics get long, winding win Deal with Reggie Evans would provide backup bulk for Clippers Lakers’ status already looks very questionable Derrick Rose’s mega-contract a winner for everyone After a shaky start, Magic, and Dwight Howard, show signs of progress...
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