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Celtics want Joseph to be aggressive

Fighting for a job, second-rounder knows he has to go against his passive nature

Updated: July 12, 2012, 3:55 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Celtics assistant coach Ty Lue noticed second-round draft pick Kris Joseph was a little tentative when he arrived for the team's pre-summer league camp, so Lue pulled him aside and offered the rookie some friendly advice.

"He was a little passive, he didn't want to step on any toes," Lue recalled. "I told him to just play the game. Be aggressive."

Translation: Second-round picks on nonguaranteed contracts need to kick in doors, not open them for ...

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