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Monday, 15 July 2013 23:14

Boston Celtics waive forward Kris Joseph

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(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

According to a tweet from A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, the Boston Celtics have waived forward Kris Joseph. Blakely tweeted the following earlier this afternoon.


#Celtics waive Kris Joseph.

The third-year pro out of Syracuse University was selected by the Celtics in the second round, 51st overall in last year’s draft. He appeared in six games with the team averaging 1.2 points per game   His initial tenure with the Celtics was very short as they waived him seven months later on January 6.

He found an NBA home with the Brooklyn Nets in April, signing a 10-day contract with the team on the 2nd. He appeared in six contests averaging four minutes during that time, contributing 0.5 points per game in 7.5 minutes per game.  Then, on Friday he was part of the megadeal that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn and in turn, Joseph back to Boston. However, now it looks like his time with the Celtics has run out again.

The 24-year-old had a standout career at Syracuse, playing there all four years starting 77 of 140 games under legendary coach Jim Boeheim. During that time, he averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. His senior season was of particular note as he averaged 13.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.4 steals in 37 games played, all of them in the starting role. As a result of his efforts, he was named to the 2012 NABC All-American Second Team and the 2012 All-BIG EAST First-Team.

His stellar senior campaign was a continuation of a very successful junior season. He was named to the 2011 All-BIG EAST Third-Team, and averaged 14.3 points, 2.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Joseph has tremendous talent and I believe he will find a role with a team that will suit his game in the future.  At this juncture however, it does not look