Kris Joseph Signs with the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Kris Joseph to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King.
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 Syracuse University product was selected in the second round (51st overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. In six games for the Celtics this season, he averaged 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds in 3.8 minutes per game.
Joseph becomes the fifth player in Armor history to earn a call-up to the NBA, joining Jerry Smith (Nets, 2011-12 season), Dennis Horner (Nets, twice during the 2011-12 season), Jeff Foote (Hornets, 2011-12 season) and JamesOn Curry (Clippers, 2009-10 season).