K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

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    K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    Develop well young C's! 

     On Basketball: Joseph gets the chance to play for Red Claws, and play he did

    It was just a scrimmage for the Maine Red Claws, but Kris Joseph showed his array of talent.

    By Kevin Thomas kthomas@mainetoday.com
    Staff Writer

    AUBURN - Kris Joseph got the opening tip, dribbled, waited, then sent a lob to the hoop. A soaring Chris Wright caught it and finished the alley-oop slam.

     

    Joseph then made a steal and raced in for a reverse dunk.

    Minutes later, Joseph launched himself in the key, switched hands during some serious air time and rolled the layup in.

    Having a Boston Celtic around can sure be entertaining.

    Joseph was one of the main attractions as the Maine Red Claws played an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night at Edward Little High. He was one of the three leading scorers with 19 points, with Micah Downs and Wright.

    "It was cool," said Joseph, who got little playing time with Boston. "I haven't played up and down like this in a while."

    Joseph, a 6-foot-7 forward, and 7-foot center Fab Melo are the two Celtics players on this Red Claws team. Melo scored 15 and had at least five blocks.

    Coach Mike Taylor said there was a lot to like Saturday night.

    "A good, competitve scrimmage," Taylor said. "We showed a lot of positive signs. We also saw some things we need to work on."

    The Red Claws have to have their roster down to 12 (counting the two NBA players) by Wednesday.

    The season opener is Friday in Canton, Ohio.

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    good,if we cant trade for a pf/c then bring melo back up no later than march and let him get his feet wet its the only way he will learn the nba game.

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    Melo needs all of the reps he can get! I hope they play him 40+ per game.

     
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    the kid can help celtics just needs nba minutes.

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    both of these guys are pretty athletic and may help the celtics next year or serve as trade chips to make next year's team better.

     
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    well i would prefer the celtics do one or the other this year.big al stated celtics is his preference.would love to keep melo dont care if we ship off joseph as part of trade for jefferson.

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    KJ and FM will definately be fun to watch! It might actually pay to be a Red Claws season ticket holder this year! 

    Develop we'll young C's!! 

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    It's also good to see Micah Downs with the Red Claws.  Keep him close to the Celtics system.  he impressed many in the Celtics organization.  Joseph is going to be a solid NBA player.  He would be on many NBA teams right now but the Celtics are just so deep.  Get these youngsters some playing time.  Good draft and offseason for Danny.

     
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    Go Red Claws!

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    hey,imagine if we did get big al and keep melo and sullinger!whew,even if sully and melo dont start imaginethe potential of a three headed monster if all three in the game together!i see rondo having a field day!

     
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    Re: K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT

    Still down on drafting Melo.  Wish we could have gotten somebody to help us now via better pick  or trading  the pick  for  a player.

    Glad he's  getting playing time in Maine.  Hope he gets a ton of it and progresses quickly to the point  where he can be an asset for us  in  March.

    Still got "PROJECT" tatooed all over him.

     
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