Keyon Dooling was released by the New Jersey Nets to clear cap space in order to lure in LeBron James. Well, look how that turned out. Now it’s a distance memory and dream of trying to land best basketball player in the game today. Now New Jersey is in search of a back-up point guard. Could they get him back? Nope.
The Milwaukee Bucks are already a step ahead, signing the backup point guard. Dooling is a ten-year veteran and was drafted in the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft. He averaged 6.9 points and 2.5 assists. He played 53 games during the 2009-10 season, which also including starting eight of them. The terms of the deal have not been announced yet.
Also, according to the Associated Press, the Bucks also acquired power forward Jon Brockman in a trade with the Sacramento Kings. The Nets would have to give up a second-round draft pick, along with forward Darnell Jackson. Brockman is coming off a year with 2.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. The sad thing is that he could have produced more, but it was caused by limited minutes with the team. In Milwaukee, he looks to have a lot more.
The Bucks have been pretty good lately in the free agency market. They kicked it off, signing Drew Gooden to a five-year deal. They then also re-signed John Salmons, along with trading for Chris Douglas-Roberts. The team also had a steal in the draft, getting power forward Tiny Gallon. The team also traded for Corey Maggette.
The Bucks are headed for a great year, and could compete strong against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Central.
Here’s a great post on the analysis of the trade for Brockman and the signing of Dooling, too.