Nets get Dooling from Magic

July 21, 2008 7:07:06 PM PDT
The New Jersey Nets acquired guard Keyon Dooling from the Orlando Magic in sign and trade deal, Nets President Rod Thorn announced Monday.In exchange for Dooling, the Nets gave the Magic cash and the trade exception they got in the trade that sent Jason Kidd to the Dallas Mavericks.

"Keyon is a versatile NBA veteran, and we are pleased to add him to our roster," Thorn said. "His ability to play both the point and shooting guard positions will add flexibility and depth to our backcourt rotation."

Dooling averaged 8.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 72 games, including one start, for Orlando last season. The eight-year NBA veteran has appeared in 465 games with the Clippers, Heat and Magic, holding career averages of 6.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Originally drafted with the 10th overall pick out of Missouri in the 2000 NBA Draft, Dooling has averaged 7.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 career postseason contests for the Heat and Magic.