Cory Joseph Rumors

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Cory Joseph
Cory Joseph
Position: G
Born: 08/20/91
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $7,945,000
Team officials are alerted to the fact how nine players (Darren Collison, Cory Joseph, Tyreke Evans, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thad Young, Kyle O’Quinn, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, and T.J. Leaf) could all be free agents after the season. That means the competition within the team should be even greater, but it could cause issues if a player becomes number (and thus contract) driven. “That can be a blessing or a curse,” McMillan admitted. “The big thing is that chemistry that was so good last year — do our guys all of a sudden come into this season and get to thinking about yourself, as opposed to sacrificing and playing the game the way we play?
Kevin Pritchard: “We feel like Tyreke can do a lot of that. He’s a heck of a shooter now. He’s changed his game. You can’t go under the pick and roll with Tyreke now. You have to go over because he’s one of the elite pull-up dribble three shooters off the pick and roll now. That’s a skill that’s really important now. If he goes over the top and it’s Domas (Sabonis) that’s playing with him, that creates a lot of angles and puts the defense in tough positions. It’s always a challenge. You’re always looking to upgrade but you’re looking for continuity. We said all along, we wanted to bring back our top seven. But we didn’t have control over two of them – Thad (Young) and Cory (Joseph). Once we knew they were going to opt-in, we could be sort of calm and we didn’t have to find that starting four or that backup point guard. I like our balance of youth and experience. But you’re always fighting that as well. You look for guys in their prime and still playing well and not on the decline, but you fill them up with guys who are coming. That’s a challenge as well.”