The Brooklyn Nets will called up forward Kris Joseph from their D-League affiliate, the Springfield Armor. The news, ironically enough, was broken by Joseph’s fellow Armor teammate Willie Reed, whose been on his own personal campaign over the last couple of months to get the big promotion:
Congrats to my bro @realkrisjo on his call up.. Well deserved. Good pick up Brooklyn
— Willie Reed (@ShowtimeReed33) March 30, 2013
Joseph, a 6’7″ swingman who was acquired last month in a trade in exchange for forward James Mays, is Canadian born and will fill the Nets 15th roster spot that has been open ever since the departure of Damion James, who was preceded by Josh Childress. The 24-year old rookie was drafted 51st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2012 NBA Draft but was later waived on January 6th. Joseph has only played a total of 24 NBA minutes this season and has scored a modest 7 points.
A four-year standout at Syracuse University, Joseph is a wing player who can shoot from deep. With the Armor this season, Joseph was putting up some excellent numbers; 19 PPG, 1.7 STLs, 80% FT, while shooting 43.8% from 3.
He will be the fourth rookie on the Nets this season and third international (Candian!) rookie. It is unknown exactly when Joseph will join the team.