With Jeff Green ailing (right knee), the Celtics have recalled Kris Joseph from the D-League. Green is still a game-time decision, but the move is likely a precautionary move on the C’s part. Besides that, Joseph offers a lot of promise and apparently after a little seasoning is ready to make an impact on the NBA level.
A second round pick from Syracuse, Joseph was recalled before first-rounder Fab Melo, who is still toiling away for the Maine Red Claws.
Joseph didn’t make a heady impact in the preseason, but still offers some scoring potential and is an above average defender. While the prospect of Joseph seeing big minutes still doesn’t seem likely, he did tear shreds in the D-league, averaging 25.5 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists, two steals and a block while in the D-league.
This came after only playing three minutes in his NBA debut against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 2nd. While big minutes seem unlikely, the idea of Joseph seeing something more to the tune of 10 minutes per game seems to be reasonable.