While the rest of the NBA world is in shock over the trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets that's sending Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to NYC, Syracuse Orange fans are the only ones who'll appreciate a throw-in aspect of the deal. That throw-in aspect is Kris Joseph, who will return to the franchise that drafted him as part of the package.
Y! Sources: The Boston Celtics have reached agreement on a deal to send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. http://t.co/5AcKbFUcIX— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
Kris Joseph will part of the Nets package to the Celtics, as well as the right to swap draft picks in 2017, league source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
Joseph was basically the last guy on the Nets bench so he was in danger of not making the roster next season either way. He's in the midst of a two-year deal that he signed at the end of the season.
Hopefully, second time's the charm in Beantown.