SU alum Kris Joseph finds new NBA home in Brooklyn
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:40:25 GMT — Kris Joseph may finally be getting his chance at his NBA career.
The former Syracuse standout has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, announced today by general manager Billy King.
Joseph has been called up from Brooklynâ??s NBA D-League team, Springfield Armor. The 6-foot-7 forward was acquired by Springfield from the Maine Red Claws on February 11, 2013 after being drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round (51st overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft.
After appearing in six games this season with the Celtics, Joseph has played the majority of this season in the D-League. Between 27 games with Maine and Springfield, Joseph is filling up the stat sheet. He is averaging 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 34 minutes of play. Joseph has started 15 games for the Armor this season.
Joseph has scored north of 20 points in 12 games this season. His season-high came against the Erie Bayhawks on March 8, where Joseph scored 34 points, including a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line.
The Brooklyn Nets currently hold the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but the Nets will look to make a push for the three spot in the final nine games with their addition of Joseph.