Joseph hasn’t had an extended stay in the D-League, but it’s been quite successful so far, as he’s averaging 25.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games.
This move, unfortunately, isn’t about Joseph’s success. It’s about the depth issues the Celtics are suddenly facing. Rondo’s suspension doesn’t directly affect Joseph, but Jeff Green’s sprained knee and Chris Wilcox’s illness do. Wilcox and Green are both uncertain for tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers, meaning Paul Pierce will need a backup to spell him off the bench. Joseph will be thrown into the fire a bit if Green can’t play, as he’s likely to see meaningful NBA minutes for the first time in his young career. So far, Joseph’s only NBA minutes were in the final 2:37 of an early season blowout loss against Milwaukee.
Jeff Green is a gametime decision. Per A. Sherrod Blakely, Wilcox wasn’t on the floor for Boston’s shootaround this morning, which probably more Jason Collins for your viewing pleasure. Watch at your own risk.
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