The Brooklyn Nets have officially signed small forward Kris Joseph from their D-League affiliate Springfield Armor to a 10-day contract, according to an official press release from the team.
Joseph’s Armor teammate Willie Reed (aka #CallUpWillie) broke the news of the call-up via twitter on Saturday night. Joseph takes over the vacant 15th roster spot, which has been open since Damion James 10-day contract expired on January 23rd.
The Armor acquired the Syracuse Orange product in February from the Boston Celtics D-League affiliate Maine Red Claws in exchange for forward James Mays. Per the release:
“Joseph (6-7/215) becomes Brooklyn’s second NBA D-League Call-Up of the season, joining the Nets from the Springfield Armor. In 27 combined games for Springfield and Maine this season, Joseph averaged 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 34.0 minutes per game. Acquired from Maine on February 11, 2013, Joseph has started 15 games for the Armor, averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.”
The Celtics took the 24-year-old Canadian-born baller with a second round pick (51st overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft. The 6’7″ swingman spent six games in the Association with Boston, all in November and December, during which he averaged 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds in 3.8 minutes per game. Joseph tied his career high of two points against Brooklyn in the Celtic’s Christmas Day Massacre of the Nets at Barclays.