C's recall Joseph from Claws

The Boston Celtics recalled rookie forward Kris Joseph from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on Friday.

The Celtics have often brought Joseph back for emergency depth or practice time, but this recall is somewhat surprising because the Red Claws have back-to-back games the next two days, seemingly a prime opportunity to get Joseph the game reps he's on assignment to receive.

In seven appearances for the Red Claws, Joseph is averaging 20.9 points, 6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2 steals in 38.1 minutes per game. According to the team, Joseph ranked fifth in the D-League in points per game at the time of his recall.