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Cory Joseph | Guard | #6

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Cory Joseph scored 11 points in a start against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, six assists, three steals and one turnover in 36 minutes.
He started out slow in this game, but was still able to turn in a decent stat line. Kyle Lowry (wrist) is going to need further evaluation and was in a brace on Friday night, so Joseph is likely looking at another game in the starting lineup. If you need a point guard or want some Kyle Lowry insurance, it's not a bad idea to add Joseph in most leagues until Lowry gets a clean bill of health. Feb 24 - 11:59 PM

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Cory Joseph will start for Kyle Lowry (wrist) against the Celtics on Friday night.

The Raptors will just throw their best point guard in the first unit with Delon Wright and Fred Vanvleet. Lowry had an X-ray on his wrist and will get more evaluation, so he could miss more action. Joseph is worth a look as a speculative add until Lowry gets the all clear.
Feb 24 - 7:16 PM

Cory Joseph played 22 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with four points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

He was a DNP-CD on Sunday, but has played at least 20 minutes in each of his last two. Coach Dwane Casey talked about Joseph needing a mental blow, so it looks like it's over. Joseph only has value in deeper leagues and likely wouldn't get a big bump if Kyle Lowry needed a day off.
Feb 9 - 1:08 AM

Cory Joseph was a DNP-CD against the Nets on Sunday.

Wow. The last time Joseph played in Brooklyn, he had a career-high 33 points back on Jan. 13. Coach Dwane Casey said Joseph needed a "mental blow" on Friday and basically just had him help close while they were losing. Today, they were winning, so Casey just stuck with Fred VanVleet over CoJo. We'll see if anything changes, but VanVleet played well on the defensive end today, so maybe this sticks until FVV cools off.
Feb 5 - 2:28 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said Cory Joseph needed a "mental blow" on Friday vs. the Magic.

Joseph played just seven minutes against the Magic and Fred VanVleet got the bulk of the backup PG minutes behind Kyle Lowry. "Cory is the heart of our team. He’s the soul of our team," Casey said. "He’s the kind of guy that can affect the game. He just hasn’t been himself. Everybody goes through that. He’s done nothing wrong. He’ll get it back. We have all the faith in the world in Cory’s ability, who he is, and what he stands for." It sounds like this was just a one-time thing, but we'll find out for sure on Sunday when the Raptors take on the Nets.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 5 - 10:22 AM

Cory Joseph played seven minutes with two rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Magic on Friday.

Based on his demeanor on the bench, the plan may have been for him to rest tonight. Joseph checked in during the fourth and was out there in a three-PG lineup, too. Coach Dwane Casey has been quiet about sitting his bench players before, so this isn't shocking. Joseph should be back to his normal role on Sunday.
Feb 3 - 9:43 PM

Cory Joseph scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

He got a slight bump with DeMar DeRozan (ankle) out and ended up closing the game in the fourth quarter alongside Kyle Lowry. He played 26 minutes and added three boards, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes, so he has some low-end streaming appeal on Wednesday vs. Memphis with DeRozan ruled out again.
Jan 24 - 10:06 PM

Cory Joseph came off the bench on Wednesday for five points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes.

CoJo exploded as a starter on Tuesday with 33 points, four boards and four assists, but that was the result of a perfect storm -- Kyle Lowry was resting and he was up against the Nets' terrible defense. He's barely inside the top-200 for season-long value.
Jan 18 - 10:20 PM

Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 points in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

Starting in place of the resting Kyle Lowry, Joseph shattered his previous career high of 20 points set back in 2014. He hit 15-of-22 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one triple in 37 minutes, as the Nets' young backcourt had no answer for him. Lowry is expected to return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers, but remember this performance from CoJo the next time Lowry gets a night off.
Jan 17 - 10:30 PM

Cory Joseph is starting in place of Kyle Lowry (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Lowry is getting the night off to rest some bumps and bruises, so Joseph could eclipse the 30-minute mark tonight and looks like a strong punt in DFS. DeMar DeRozan should also be a popular play, as his usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court.
Jan 17 - 7:21 PM

Cory Joseph made all seven shots from the field for 16 points against the Nets on Friday with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

He was limping in the first half after stepping on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's foot, but he didn't need to miss time after the trainers looked at him briefly. His 7-of-7 shooting line marked his highest total in a game with 100 percent from the field, topping his 6-of-6 from Apr. 8, 2016. Joseph won't have too much value while Kyle Lowry is playing so many minutes.
Jan 13 - 11:06 PM

Cory Joseph played 25 minutes and scored 15 points with six rebounds and one assist in Thursday’s loss to the Suns.

Joseph was favoring his hip during the game and had another minor leg issue. This could have led to his poor defensive effort. He has a favorable matchup on Sunday against the Lakers and should get back on track.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:10:00 AM

Cory Joseph hit just 2-of-11 shots for six points and one assist in 23 minutes in Monday's 95-91 win over the Blazers.

Joseph has been playing well for most of the season and has been featured in our Waiver Wired column on an almost weekly basis. But he's struggled recently, hitting just 4-of-19 shots over his last two games. He should bounce back against the Warriors on Wednesday and is worth a deep-league look if you need a point guard.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Cory Joseph returned from an illness and played 26 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting.

He's averaging 11.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last four games, making him worth a look if you need a point guard in a deep league.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:02:00 AM

Cory Joseph (illness) is a go for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

Joseph is too inconsistent to depend upon in most leagues, although he could see some increased minutes tonight if the game turns into a blowout. With Joseph back in action, Fred VanVleet should fall out of the rotation entirely.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2P.J. Tucker
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Patrick Patterson
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Lucas Nogueira
3Jakob Poeltl