The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t kept it very quiet that they have been in a search for a guard that they can bring off the bench to play a few spot minutes here and there. As of right now, they have only Jerryd Bayless, who has been decent, and Tony Wroten, who has been relatively ineffective coming off of their bench at the guard position.
It seems like their search for that guard is over now as all reports say that Memphis will sign veteran guard Keyon Dooling sometime this week. Dooling is currently a part of the front office for the Boston Celtics right now after retiring last summer. However, he is expected to come out of retirement to play with Memphis.
Dooling was a member of the Celtics roster last season, playing in 46 games for them. He played limited minutes for Boston, though, seeing the floor for just 14.4 minutes per game. In those minutes, he averaged four points and 1.1 assists per game on 40.5 percent shooting and 33.3 percent shooting from long range.
The assumption that has been made by talking heads around basketball is that Dooling will take away the few minutes that Wroten has received this year. Wroten has played just 8.1 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this year and has done very little for the team in that time.
Though it’s impossible to say for certain, it feels like Dooling will have around the same impact when he does get signed by Memphis and joins the team. He will simply be a player to come into the game every now and then and not foul things up for the Grizzlies. There’s value in that type of player, but his overall effect on the game is definitely minimal.