|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
"Keyon basically missed the beginning of the year, then he missed a big stretch [late in the first half due to injury]," said Rivers. "Keyon hasn't played a lot of games and he's had very few practices with us. He's just trying to get his rhythm. What I love about him is he plays hard every night and he plays with energy. And he's a threat behind the 3[-point line]."
Over the last 10 games, Dooling is averaging 3.1 points and 1.3 assists over 14.6 minutes per game and shooting just 24.3 percent from the floor during that stretch. The one thing Dooling doesn't lack is confidence, however, and even though he made just 1-of-9 trifectas in wins over Milwaukee and New Jersey, he isn't afraid to keep firing away. For the season, the 12th-year guard is averaging 4.9 points and 1.3 assists per game. Dooling's only bucket Sunday came on a 21-foot jumper late in the first quarter and he finished with two points, an assist, and a steal over 9 minutes, 24 seconds against the Knicks.
Early in the season Dooling was solid for the C's, but injuries took him out of his groove. Bradley came in, and took his spot. Bradley flurished once Rondo sat out for 8 games. Bradley has clearly played better this season, but Doc seems to go to Dooling over Bradley. I think Doc needs to think over playing Dooling over Bradley, and I think its time to look to others two fill in the spot.Maybe I'm wrong, and Doc trusts Keyon. I just know we need more production from Dooling, or we need to look elsewhere.