Celtics rookie Kris Joseph preparing for campPosted by Inside Hoops
“Getting to meet the veterans, bond with the guys, learning from everybody, not just Paul Pierce who plays my position, but learning from a guy like [Kevin Garnett] and learning from Rondo,” Joseph said when asked what he’s looking forward to most about training camp. “They’ve been around for so long that I can learn from each and every one of those guys and just be like a sponge and take everything that they’re telling me, while still using my own skill set. But listening to those guys can only do positive things for me in the future.”
If Joseph doesn’t make the final roster, he could latch on with the Maine Red Claws, as part of Boston’s recently announced single-team affiliation with the D-League club. But should things work out in his favor, he stressed the importance of accepting a bench role and delivering consistent energy.
“Definitely just coming off the bench and being some type of a spark,” Joseph said of where he could carve out a niche. “Rebounding the ball, just being a high-motor guy for the team off the bench, whether it be 5 minutes, whether it be 10, just coming off and doing what I do best — rebounding the ball, try to excel in transition, and things like that.”
– Reported by Greg Payne of ESPN Boston