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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: $12,000,000
After a rocky start, the Kings seemed to find their footing after the All-Star break and had climbed to within 3.5 games of the eighth seed when the NBA paused its season on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veteran Sacramento guard Cory Joseph was encouraged by the progress, and believes his team was ready to get over the hump and into the post-season. “We were rolling,” Joseph said in a recent interview with Sportsnet’s Brad Fay on Basketball Central @Home. “We were playing well, we were playing together, we were coming into our own. We were a young team figuring things out before the All-Star break and then we started rolling. We definitely felt like we could have competed with anybody.”
The Games have been postponed until 2021, forcing Canada to wait a little longer for its chance to qualify. “We were anxious to play together to try and make it to the Olympics,” Joseph said. “We felt like we had a good shot with everybody playing but it doesn’t change the course, we’re all going to stick together and hopefully we’ll all be there next year.”
Storyline: Olympics
Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph and his family are funding thousands of food donations to help feed school children in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis across his home country of Canada. Joseph is facilitating the donations through Isthmus, one of the only programs in Canada to provide students with reliable access to food that bridges the food security gap they experience over the weekends. “With the platform I have, I feel it is my responsibility to help those in need, especially the children back home that are most vulnerable to the conditions of poverty,” said Joseph. “Growing up in the Toronto area I saw those realities, so I hold a special place in my heart for this next generation. I am very humbled to support these kids with greater food security through Isthmus during this pandemic so they can live healthy lives and go on to achieve their dreams.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
Joseph is contributing to two causes, one of which is helping to provide meals for victims of domestic violence, along with their children, and sex trafficking. He is donating 250 meals from the Arden Fair Chick-fil-A in partnership with the nonprofit WEAVE. “After talking to Harrison Barnes, he was telling me what he was trying to do to help, so we were brainstorming, and it just felt like the right thing to do and join my teammates — Bogi (Bogdan Bogdanovic), De’Aaron (Fox), Harrison and Richaun (Holmes) — in trying to donate the meals,” Joseph told The Athletic. “And joining Chick-fil-A to donate to families that have been victimized by domestic violence and sex trafficking of children as well to help out in communities where it’s much needed. To partner with WEAVE and do that is just amazing.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
Joseph said it’s no coincidence so many Kings have been stepping up to help. Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica partnered with the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation to provide help for hospitals in their native Serbia, and there will be more efforts from players and the organization. “I think it shows the characteristics of the type of guys we have,” Joseph said. “Selfless guys who want to see the community they live in be healthy and be good. I think it just boils down to that. Guys are trying to help any way they can. And that’s why you see a lot of guys on our team, whether it be internationally because we have a lot of international guys or right there in Sacramento, the community we live in currently, we want to step up and do our part.”
The Kings were 3 1/2 games behind Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference when play was suspended. Sacramento had won 13 of its last 20 games and felt confident the postseason was still a possibility. “I think every player, every NBA player, wants to play the game,” Joseph said. “Speaking for myself, we love playing every day; it’s a job that we love that’s dear to our hearts. Of course. But going forward, I have no idea what’s going to happen. That’s a very hard decision to make, I’m sure, if I was in Adam’s shoes. I’m sure there’s a lot on his mind, but I don’t have to make that call, thankfully. “So I have to sit back and prepare so when that call comes, whichever way it goes, I’ll be prepared for it.”
Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph and his family are donating face shields through Operation Canadian Shield to help protect thousands of frontline workers in hospitals providing care for COVID-19 patients in his native city of Toronto, Ontario. Joseph and family have teamed up with fellow Canadian and Kings chief of staff and assistant coach Roy Rana, Frontier, Sunnybrook Foundation and University Health Network to coordinate this effort.
Canada’s hopes of advancing at the FIBA World Cup died with a 92-69 loss to Lithuania on Tuesday in Dongguan, China. Kyle Wiltjer had 24 points, while Cory Joseph had 15, but the seventh-ranked Lithuanians — who’d routed Senegal by 54 points two nights earlier — were too much for the undermanned Canadians, who are missing all but two of their NBA players in Joseph and Khem Birch.
With the FIBA Basketball World Cup just three days away, Canada head coach Nick Nurse confirmed that point guard Cory Joseph will join the team once they arrive in Dongguan, China. “As far as I know he is,” Nurse told reporters in Sydney when asked if Joseph would be joining the squad. “I exchanged a text with him a little earlier today and he said he was getting on the plane tomorrow [Monday] and he’d see me there. I guess we’ll wait until we see if he’s there. He’ll be there.”
Storyline: World Cup
Josh Lewenberg: With this AM’s 84-68 loss to USA, Team Canada finishes exhibition 4-3. Oshae Brissett missed the game with a knee injury – his World Cup status is in doubt. Good news is Andrew Nembhard returned after a scary fall last week and Cory Joseph is still expected to meet them in China.
Storyline: World Cup