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People say you pulled off a huge steal. What do you think when you hear that? Danny Ainge: Well, what I felt at the time was, I thought it was a really gutsy move by Brooklyn. I admired it. I thought the way KG finished last year, and Paul — both of them looked like they had a lot of basketball left in them, as the season finished last year. And so, I felt that it was a good deal for both teams. Like, I wasn’t able to put Joe Johnson and Deron Williams and Brook Lopez around Paul and KG. I wish I could have. They still would’ve been Celtics. But we weren’t in that position, to become a contender, I don’t think. I didn’t think that Paul and KG could carry us like they had for the five or six years previous. We were a team, I felt, that was destined to mediocrity as opposed to excellence with those guys. And especially with [Rajon] Rondo being out and so forth, it was going to be a long year for us with those two guys at the stage of their careers. It wouldn’t have done them justice. So, I was happy for Brooklyn. They were taking a chance. I thought it was a really good trade. I thought it was good for us and where we were as a franchise. And I thought it was really good for Jet, Paul, and KG and for [new Nets coach] Jason Kidd. I didn’t know if they’d win a championship or not, because I knew Indiana and Miami were going to be very good, and I thought Chicago was going to be very good. But I really thought it was going to be a four-horse race in the East, with those four teams. That’s what it looked like to me when the season started.
Kevin McHale recently said the state of the NBA under its new collective bargaining agreement kind of forces you to make a deal like this even if you would have liked Paul to retire a Celtic. Is that fair? Danny Ainge: Well, I don’t know if it forces it, but it forces it if you want to remain competitive. And it certainly gives you a jumpstart in the rebuilding process, as opposed to not doing it for sentimental reasons. I think what Kevin is saying is, nobody wants to trade away a Paul Pierce or a Kevin Garnett — and Jason Terry, for that matter. Jason Terry, he only played with us for a year, but I love that guy. He gave a lot to us and he’s just a class act — throughout his career. But that’s nothing that anybody wants to do, and is looking forward to doing. But I think that when the opportunity presented itself, it was a deal that I had to do for the franchise.
To recap, the Celtics traded Garnett, Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016, and 2018), as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2017. How did the deal come together? Danny Ainge: It did come together fairly quickly. What I was excited about was that it appeared at the time to be a great situation for everybody — I think that for Paul and KG and Jason Terry and for us. It looked like it was going to be a good situation for them to be a major contender again and be vying for a championship. Their year hasn’t gone that way, but before the season started, it sure looked like it. I think it was a happy way to make a very difficult decision.
The Orlando Magic have waived center Mickell Gladness, guard Manny Harris, forward Kris Joseph and forward Romero Osby, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. The roster now stands at 15 players.
21 Oct 13
The Magic will bring second-round pick Romero Osby to training camp along with free agents Solomon Jones, Michael Eric, Manny Harris and Kris Joseph, according to a source close to the team. The Magic are working on coming to terms with Osby, the former Oklahoma forward whom the club selected 51st in the second round.
Brian Schmitz: Orlando Sentinel: Magic are bringing to camp bigs Solomon Jones and Michael Eric and wings Manny Harris and Kris Joseph.
22 Aug 13
Free agent forward Kris Joseph is currently considering offers from Europe, China and the NBA, agent Chris Grier Luchey told HoopsHype. Luchey says Italian club Avellino, Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod and two teams from the CBA have made offers for his client, who also has training camp invites from three NBA franchises.
Sidigas Avellino is still looking to a small-forward to put in the roster. Two names are now on the table of GM Antonello Nevola: Kris Joseph and Courtney Fells.
Chris Haynes: Free agent F Kris Joseph now weighing offers from Italy, Russia, France along with a couple of NBA camp invites, according to source.
Scott Souza: #Celtics president Danny Ainge: we’re still trying to decide what to do with Kris Joseph, indicates no guarantee he will be asked to report.
“We would like to thank Paul, Kevin, and Jason for everything that they have done for this franchise. We would not have won Banner 17 without Paul and Kevin and they will go down amongst the all-time great players to have ever worn a Celtics uniform,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “At the same time we are excited to welcome Gerald, Kris, Keith, MarShon and Kris to the Celtics family. They bring a wealth of talent, experience, depth, and flexibility to our team.”
The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), as well as the right to swap first round picks in 2017, Nets General Manager Billy King has announced.
Net Daily: Just to confirm, a league source familiar with the final BKN-BOS trade says that Kris Joseph NOT Toko Shengelia was included.
The last hurdle to fall was getting Garnett to sign off on his no-trade-clause. Woj also reported that the Nets sweetened the pot for KG, agreeing to guarantee Garnett’s full $12 million salary in 2014-15, which could have been bought out for $6 million. The Nets will trade Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans (via sign-and-trade), Kris Joseph and draft picks in 2014, 2016, 2018. The Celtics will also send Jason Terry in the exchange, although one league source said the Nets may try to move Terry to a third team. Earlier reports had Tornike Shegelia going to Boston, but Joseph’s contract is only partially guaranteed this year, while Shengelia’s is fully guaranteed, potentially saving the Celtics $700,000.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Kris Joseph will part of the Nets package to the Celtics, as well as the right to swap draft picks in 2017, league source tells Y! Sports.
The Sixers’ rest-of-the-season deal with Justin Holiday includes a team option for next season that must be bought out for $50,000 by Aug. 15 if they decide not to retain Jrue’s older brother. The Nets on Friday signed swingman Kris Joseph to a similar rest-of-the-season deal with a team option for 2013-14.
The Nets announced Friday morning that they had signed rookie swingman Kris Joseph for the rest of the season. “It’s great,” Joseph said. “To get the chance to be on a playoff team, to get to experience that, and learn, because I know the intensity and everything goes up in the playoffs, it will be good to be around for that and learn from these guys.”
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Kris Joseph for the remainder of the season, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Joseph (6-7/215), who signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn on April 2, has appeared in three games for the Nets, averaging 3.3 minutes per game. Joseph was Brooklyn’s second NBA D-League Call-Up of the season, joining the Nets from the Springfield Armor.
Kris Joseph is finishing up his first 10-day contract with the Nets, but his prospects for staying are good. “He’s going to stick around,” said veteran Jerry Stackhouse, nodding toward the former Celtic as he went through a more than rigorous pre-game workout at the Garden last night. “When you see a guy with a shirt that wet, you know he’ll be sticking around.”
If the Nets re-sign Joseph, they have the option of giving him a two-year deal with a team option for next season. That retains his rights over the summer and if he does well next year, gives them his Early Bird rights and the ability to re-sign him to a contract outside the salary cap. He was scoreless last night in three minutes. He has played a total of five minutes over the 10-day without scoring.
“I like him,” said Elie, an 11-year veteran of six teams. “It’s not just that he’s good. I like how hard he works.” “He’s going to stick around,” said Stackhouse. “When you see a guy with a shirt that wet, you know he’ll be sticking around.”