Joseph 'positive' about Nets, still keeping an eye on Celtics

Joseph 'positive' about Nets, still keeping an eye on Celtics
April 10, 2013, 6:30 pm
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BOSTON — Hours before tip-off, Kris Joseph was on the TD Garden floor getting up a few shots just like old times.

But things are very different these days for the Boston Celtics' second-round pick in last June's NBA draft.

Instead of hoisting up shots for the C's, he is now with the Brooklyn Nets on a 10-day contract set to expire Thursday.

He has appeared in two games and has played a total of eight minutes.

After he was waived by Boston, Joseph considered playing overseas, but ultimately decided to return to the Maine Red Claws, Boston's D-League affiliate.

All good right?

Not exactly.

Two games into his return to Maine, Joseph was traded to the Springfield Armor, the D-League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets.

Joseph knew that there was a chance that the C's would not keep him around even before he was released. But when he was traded from Maine to Springfield, that was actually a bigger shock.

"Just because of all we had to go through to get me back into Maine, being a Canadian and having to get all these documents," Joseph told "And two games later, I was traded? But I saw the positives in it."

Joseph was told that the main reason for the trade was because the Nets wanted to take a closer look at him with their D-League team and now, the Nets.

"So I'm here today," he said. "It worked out the way it should have."

And although he's no longer with the Celtics, he does keep an eye out on how they are faring.

"I still want them to do well," Joseph said. "I learned so much from Kevin (Garnett) and Paul (Pierce) and all the veteran guys. This was a great place for me to start my pro career."