Boston Celtics Waive Kris Joseph For Second Time in Six Months

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For the second time in six months, the Boston Celtics have made the decision to part ways with 6-foot-7 small forward, Kris Joseph.

The Celtics drafted Joseph with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and although he stuck with the team for the latter portion of 2012, he was eventually let go this past January. After playing part of the season with Boston’s NBA D-League affiliate in Maine, Joseph rebounded with the Springfield Armor and eventually earned his way onto the NBA D-League’s All-Rookie Team. In addition, Joseph was also named to the All-NBA D-League second team before eventually working his way up to the Brooklyn Nets.

Well, ironically enough, Boston re-acquired Joseph in their deal with the Nets that included both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but just three days after the deal became official, Joseph was let go once again.

Talk about bad luck — Joseph must be looking at the Celtics and saying, “C’mon man, just give me one chance.”

Well, unfortunately enough, Joseph’s future is back up in the air and he will now have to look elsewhere in the hopes of continuing his NBA career. Joseph has proven himself to be a capable player in the D-League, so somebody will probably take a chance on him eventually.

On Monday afternoon, the Celtics welcomed in some of their newcomers at a press conference that included Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks. Gerald Wallace reportedly could not attend the introduction and Danny Ainge has continuously hinted that there are more moves to come. In fact, recent reports have indicated that Boston will look to move both Humphries and Wallace, if possible. Humphries is scheduled to make $12 million this year and Wallace still has three years and over $30 million left on his deal, so moving them is obviously a lot easier said and then done.

 

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