Since the NBA Draft has come and gone, there were three Canadians selected in both rounds. Since we can't watch every team with the eagle eye, pro or college, that we'd wish we could we have enlisted the help of our SB Nation colleagues to give us a hand. Today we have the honor of having Jeff Clark of the venerable Celtics Blog to give us a quick look at what he thinks Kris Joseph's outlook is right now as a member of the Green and White ...
If the Celtics have a roster spot open for him I'm sure he'll get a shot to make the team. What I wouldn't expect is for him to play much, if at all, for the Celtics this year. The Celtics will have Paul Pierce and Jeff Green ahead of him in the rotation and will likely look to sign a guy like Mickeal Pietrus to give them more depth as well. Doc Rivers is notorious for being slow to trust rookies and the Celtics will more than likely have Joseph spend some time with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. If he shows enough progress, he might get a shot at a larger role the following year.
There you have it folks. As of right now, Joseph may indeed be in an uphill battle to get a roster spot, much less playing time, on the Cs. Joseph is currently on the Boston summer league entry and the general impression from those who were able to observe him in action yesterday was favorable, even from those at the Celtics Blog. He did manage 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 17 minutes after all which definitely helps his cause right now. I would think that if he can show that he can contribute and play during summer league, he has a legit shot to make the team out of training camp. We'll definitely revisit this with our colleagues both post summer league and pre training camp.
Thanks again to Jeff Clark of the Celtics Blog for taking the time out for us here.