Cory Joseph RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:241 lbs. / 109.3 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:241 lbs. / 109.3 kg.
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.
And that first one will be Joseph. Toronto-born Jamaal Magloire played his final season as a Raptor, but was far from his former all-star form by then, whereas Joseph remains on the rise so fits the bill as an impact Canuck. “There’s nothing like coming home. It’s just unbelievable to get the chance,” Joseph told the Toronto Sun a day before he played his first game as a Spur in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement on a four-year, $30 million deal with point guard Cory Joseph, league sources told ESPN on Sunday. The contract will have a player option for the fourth season.
Cory Joseph: A sincere thank you to all the fans, RC, Coach Pop and the entire Spurs organization for all the (cont) http://tl.gd/nk7ksn
Mike Monroe: Per league source, #Spurs have withdrawn qualifying offer to @Cory Joseph making him unrestricted FA
Chris Broussard: With QO withdrawn, newly unrestricted FA Cory Joseph is hot topic. SA didn’t renounce CJ. Some think SA may bring back Pop favorite later
Eric Pincus: The San Antonio Spurs extended qualifying offers to make Kawhie Leonard and Cory Joseph restricted free agents @BBallInsiders
Chris Haynes: Free agent guard Mo Williams anticipates meeting with #Cavs, league source tells @Clevelanddotcom. The team “very interested” in his return. Ryan Wolstat: Interesting. Cavs also have been linked to Cory Joseph.
Matthew R Tynan: My guess: It’s Splitter and CoJo. Rich Paul (CoJo’s agent) can get a deal done with the Spurs, then they’ll work out a sign-and-trade. Jeff McDonald: We’re told Cleveland is shopping for a scoring point guard, which Cory is not. LBJ/agent angle an interesting one.
Zach Lowe: On my potential free agent steals list today. RT @JMcDonald_SAEN: Pop says CoJo has “played his ass off” and has “earned the time.” Ryan Wolstat: @ZachLowe_NBA @JMcDonald_SAEN Expect Cleveland and Toronto to take long looks …
Ryan Wolstat: ie. Don’t expect to see Tristan Thompson or Cory Joseph with Canada this summer, unless extensions done far sooner than anyone expects. They do expect Andrew Wiggins to play, Tyler Ennis, Stauskas, Anthony Bennett, Olynyk, Nicholson, etc.
Paul Garcia: Funny moment from Tim Duncan tonight: Purposely moved the entire media scrum in Cory Joseph’s locker area while Cojo was getting ready.
What they say is true. The Spurs have an ego you can’t see with an electron microscope. A favorite story is the time Cory Joseph, struggling with his game, called his coach and asked, “Pop, can I go back to the D-League?” I wrote: “There was, Joseph recalls, two or three seconds of silence. It isn’t often a first-round NBA pick asks to be reassigned to the D-League. It may be unprecedented for a first-rounder to make the request after four previous D-League stops in the same season.” Therein lies a secret to this team.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced Cory Joseph is questionable for Kings game Friday. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter remain out.
With the deadline for members of the 2011 draft class to reach a contract extension having come and gone Friday, Joseph — the Spurs’ 23-year-old backup point guard — is set to become a restricted free agent in July. He is neither surprised by this development, nor is he daunted by it. “It’s definitely an opportunity for me,” Joseph said. “I can control my destiny, so that’s the good thing about it.”
You know you made it when an entire rap song is honoring you. San Antonio Spurs’ Cory Joseph has an entire rap song dedicated to him by Canadian rapper “C Black featuring Mike Black.”
John Schuhmann: 5 NBA guys (Joseph, Nicholson, Olynyk, Powell & Sacre) going with Canadian NT on exhibition tour in Europe: bit.ly/1jTZAs4
Dan McCarney: Popovich said he cited Joseph at film session today at the approach he’s looking for: “Everybody has to take the attitude of Cory Joseph kind of a take-no-prisoners, bunker mentality. He was fantastic, and he did that better than anybody on our team.”
06 Nov 13