Unrestricted free agent Kris Joseph, who was released by the Celtics in July, is now mulling several offers from overseas teams, along with training camp invites from multiple NBA clubs, agent Chris Luchey tells Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype.
Following up on Chris Haynes' report at CSNNW.com last week, Sierra names multiple specific teams who have made contract offers to Joseph, including Italy's Avellino and Russia's Nizhny Novgorod. The 24-year-old forward has also received offers from a pair of Chinese clubs, and has camp invites on the table from three NBA teams.
Joseph was drafted 51st overall by the Celtics in last year's draft, but has bounced around between the 2012 draft and today. The Syracuse product appeared in six games for Boston before the team waived him in January, avoiding guaranteeing his full-year salary. After spending some time in the D-League, Joseph latched on with the Nets in April, playing in four games with the club, but was sent back to the C's as salary filler in last month's Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce blockbuster. He was cut again by Boston a few days later.
Although his NBA minutes were limited, Joseph played well in 27 D-League contests with the Maine Red Claws and Springfield Armor, averaging 18.6 PPG and 4.6 RPG.