Joseph recalled from D-League


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Kris Joseph is back with the Celtics after being recalled from Maine.Celtics rookie forward Kris Joseph was recalled Friday from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

With Jeff Green (knee) and Chris Wilcox (illness) questionable for Friday's visit from the Portland Trail Blazers -- and a back-to-back looming Saturday in Milwaukee -- the Celtics brought back Joseph, one of two rookies on assignment, in order to add depth.

The Celtics are already operating shorthanded as Rajon Rondo was suspended Thursday for two games. Meanwhile, Avery Bradley is still rehabbing from double shoulder surgery, meaning that -- accounting for Green and Wilcox -- the Celtics had only 10 truly healthy bodies before recalling Joseph.

If Green can't go, Joseph provides depth behind Paul Pierce at a thin swingman spot (Courtney Lee could also shuffle over to that spot at times).

Rookie Fab Melo remains on assignment in Maine.