Cory Joseph Rumors

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Derrick Williams
Position: F
Born: 05/25/91
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:241 lbs. / 109.3 kg.
Salary: $4,400,000
With training camp underway, it’s no surprise to see head coach Jay Triano leaning on his point guard. Don’t let the age fool you, Joseph is wise beyond his years. “He’s our starting point guard,” Triano said just after the team’s afternoon practice let out at the Air Canada Centre late last week. “He’s a guy we’re going to lean on to run this team. He did a great job with us last year when we were overseas playing 11 games in Europe. He’s understanding the international game better. He just keeps getting better and he’s a big part of what we’re doing. We expect him to be the floor general and the leader on the floor.” “I’ve been the point guard of this team for awhile now,” Joseph echoed. “So I’m comfortable with that position, with that role, trying to be an extension of the coach on the court [while] obviously still learning. I know a lot of these guys, but a lot of these guys improved since I last played with them. So [I’m] still learning everybody’s game, we’re getting comfortable with each other, gaining experience, and we should be good.”
via TSN
So, you started your career with the Spurs, which is an incredible organization to start with. What was your first introduction with Pop like? What was that first interactive experience because I feel like that could be incredibly intimidating. Cory Joseph: There was no interaction. He didn’t talk to me for a year (smiles). DB: That’s amazing. Cory Joseph: My first interaction after that…after a year…was…it was good. He was pretty welcoming after that.
via TSN
T.J. Ford has about as good a read on Toronto’s new point guard tandem as anyone. That’s because the former Raptors standout once mentored free agent signee Cory Joseph and forged a close relationship with incumbent starter Kyle Lowry through four years of hard off-season training. “I really like the combination and I think they did a good job and I think it’s a good fit,” Ford told the Toronto Sun Monday over the line from Charlotte where he is helping with a basketball camp.
via Toronto Sun