The Celtics have re-assigned rookie Kris Joseph to the Maine Red Claws, their D-League affiliate, the team announced. Joseph played just five minutes against the Blazers in his latest stint for the big club Friday after the Celtics called him up earlier that day following his November 14th assignment to the D-League.
Joseph has played a total of eight minutes in two games for the Celtics, who took him 51st overall in June's draft. The small forward from Syracuse took advantage of his first two-game D-League stint earlier this month, averaging 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 39.0 minutes for Maine.
Joseph rejoins fellow rookie and former Syracuse teammate Fab Melo with the Red Claws. The Celtics sent the pair down there together last month, but Melo has not seen as much playing time with Maine. He's averaging just 8.0 PPG in 19.0 MPG for the Red Claws.