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Doc Rivers says Keyon Dooling return is being considered

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  January 29, 2013 12:31 PM

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Doc Rivers said before Tuesday's practice that he has spoken with Keyon Dooling and informed him to starting getting in shape for a possible return.

Dooling told the Globe on Sunday that he would consider coming out of retirement. He retired this summer despite agreeing to a one-year contract extension with the Celtics.

"He would be the closest for me if we had to go in another direction (at point guard)," Rivers said. "We'd have to find out if he could still do it. He knows our stuff. He's the easiest by far. He's going to (get in shape) anyway."

Rivers said the club has no immediate plans to make a roster move Dooling is being considered.

Meanwhile, the club recalled center Fab Melo from NBADL Maine. Melo has not played a regular season game with the Celtics. He averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 19 games for the Red Claws

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