The Celtics have re-signed Keyon Dooling and signed Jason Collins, Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas. More info here: on.nba.com/OkqEvP
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 31, 2012
Even though the intent to sign all four was announced previously, the Celtics made the 4 signings official today.
Keyon Dooling was officially inked to a one year veteran's minimum contract. This signing was expected from the moment Fab Melo was told that #51 wasn't available. Dooling provides leadership on and off the court and also has taken Rondo under his wing resulting in a noticeable increase in Rondo's maturity over the past season.
Also made official were the signings of 2 of the Celtics' Summer League players - Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas. Christmas and Smith have signed partially guaranteed minimum contracts. They will have to prove themselves in camp in order to secure a spot on the regular season roster. Smith seems to be the odd man out at this point.
Jason Collins, a 7 foot center, was also inked today. Collins is an 11 year veteran who will provide post defense against the bigger centers in the league, such as Bynum and Howard.
Now, if only they could get Jeff Green's contract done. His signing has been imminent for more than a month now, even though he was already introduced at a press conference. Fifteen down and at least one to go.