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The Brooklyn Nets have signed Kris Joseph to a contract through the remainder of the season, including the playoffs.
Some good news for a former Syracuse Orange basketball player in the NBA? What??? Is that even possible?
As first noted by Adam Zagoria, The Brooklyn Nets have signed Kris Joseph to a contract through the remainder of the season.
Joseph had signed with the Nets' NBDL affiliate, the Springfield Armor, on April 2nd, before working his way to the team recently. He's not getting quality minutes but he's making the most of what he's getting, per The Brooklyn Game:
Joseph has gotten limited time playing at the NBA level, playing only garbage-time minutes, but has pushed ahead of Nets rookie Tornike Shengelia on the Nets' depth chart. Joseph is usually listed as "active" in favor of Shengelia. Joseph will be with the team for the final four games of the season and on the roster for the playoffs.
The Nets are currently 46-32 and have a hold on the four-seed in the playoffs.
As you know, Joseph was drafted by the Boston Celtics and made the roster at the beginning of the season, before being shipped off to the Maine Red Claws, eventually getting waived in early January.
Doc Rivers recently said that Joseph "has NBA ability" but that his career would be decided between the ears. The Nets seem interested enough to take a closer look in those ears.
One has to wonder if Joseph is now filling in the spot that would have been Donte Greene's had the former SU player not injured himself in the off-season.