Kris Joseph Called Up to Brooklyn, Signed to 10-Day Contract
Josh Newman , Field Reporter
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It’s not a move that’s going to make major waves, but it does signify that the Nets’ roster for the postseason is very likely set.
The team announced on Tuesday morning that rookie small forward Kris Joseph has been called up from the Springfield Armor and has been signed to a 10-day contract.
Sure signs that Joseph was on his way could be found on Monday. He was not uniform when the Armor lost to the Erie Bayhawks and tweeted, ‘Bonne soiree mes amis,’ which is french for ‘Good evening my friends.’ His next tweet thanked and praised Springfield Armor head coach Bob MacKinnon.
A 6-foot-7 small forward, Joseph had played well since being traded from the Maine Red Claws to Springfield, averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and shooting 43.8 percent from 3-point range in 34.1 minutes over 15 games for the Armor.
Joseph saw limited action in six games for the Celtics, while playing in 12 games for the Red Claws, averaging 18.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. He was waived by the Celtics on Jan. 6 and was reacquired by the Red Claws on Feb. 6 before being shipped to Springfield on Feb. 11.
The Montreal native and cousin of Spurs second-year point guard Corey Joseph doesn’t figure to play much down the stretch of the regular season or in the playoffs, but the roster is now complete.
Joseph takes the 15th and final roster spot left vacant after Josh Childress was waived on Dec. 29.
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