Orange in the Pros: Kris Joseph Explodes, Fab Melo Rejected in Summer League

Jay SchaefferContributor IIIJuly 12, 2012

Kris Joseph played well in the three Orlando Summer League games leading up to today's game against the Detroit Pistons. However, Joseph looked special today.

Kris scored 17 points and registered 11 rebounds against the Pistons. Although his contributions were not enough for the Celtics to pull out a win, he still looked very impressive. 

The one area that Joseph struggled with was his three-point shooting. Kris went 0-for-3 from downtown, which lowered his three-point shooting percentage to 12 percent during summer league play. However, Joseph has shown that he has the ability to knock down the three with consistency in his college days, so Boston Celtics fans shouldn't worry too much.

Fab Melo had another solid defensive performance for the Celtics, but did almost nothing on the offensive end. Melo contributed two blocks and three rebounds in just 16 minutes of action. However, he went 0-for-3 from the field, totaling zero points. Melo was given a taste of his own medicine when he was rejected by fellow first round pick Andre Drummond.

Joseph is averaging 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Melo is averaging one point, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game so far in the Orlando Summer League.