sounds like a completely dumb move. Joseph is a baller and if he had a coach that took time to use him he coulda helped us a bit.
The problem with Joseph is that he has no idea how to play NBA defense. He is yet another casualty of Syracuse' system that plays to win college games, but doesn't prepare players for life after the zone.
I wouldn't be surprised if Joseph resurfaces in Boston sooner or later, because I think the C's like him...but he (much like Melo) has a lot of learning to do.
As for this trade, this is a D-league trade. I doubt it has much to do with the C's. Joseph was no longer the property of the C's.