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Cory Joseph | Guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: Texas
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The Spurs extended a $3.0 million qualifying offer to G Cory Joseph, making him a restricted free agent.
Joseph should give San Antonio an affordable insurance plan, if they manage to retain him, which is important with Tony Parker averaging 14.7 DNPs over the past three seasons. CoJo showed improvement as a shooter last season, posting career-highs in points (6.8), FG shooting (50.4 percent) and 3-point shooting (36.4 percent), all significantly higher than his first three NBA seasons. Jun 30 - 10:13 PM

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Cory Joseph started the second half of Tuesday's game in place of Tony Parker (Achilles), finishing an easy win vs. the Thunder with six points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal in only 15 minutes.

The Spurs were up by 22 points at halftime so they may simply be playing it safe, though it wouldn't be surprising if Parker rested vs. the Rockets on Wednesday. Patty Mills (10 points in 20 minutes) would pick up more minutes and Joseph would be an intriguing fill-in fantasy PG if Parker does sit out, so we'll keep a close eye on San Antonio's injury report.
Apr 7 - 11:08 PM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Cory Joseph is earning more playing time.

While Pop said he'll still give Patty Mills a chance to right himself, he also added that Joseph has "played his ass off" and has "earned the time." While the 23-year-old may seen more playing time, he's only averaging 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over 17.0 minutes in his last five games and isn't worth a fantasy start unless Tony Parker is out.
Apr 7 - 12:35 PM

Cory Joseph has recently emerged as the primary backup point guard for the Spurs with Patty Mills struggling.

Mills just hasn't been able to find his shot this season, and he's currently shooting a career-low 37.5 percent from the field on the year. He's been particularly bad over the past 10 games, connecting on just 24.0 percent of his shot attempts, which has forced head coach Gregg Popovich to give Joseph more time in the rotation over the Spurs' past two games. This is all well and good for Joseph, but he's still not doing enough on the stat sheet in a reserve role to matter in most leagues.
Apr 3 - 12:28 PM

Cory Joseph played well in 16 minutes vs. the Wolves, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

This line wouldn't stand out, especially as it came during a blowout win, except for the fact that Manu Ginobili will miss at least 7-10 days with a sprained ankle. That gives Joseph extra opportunities but he's still only a deep-league option with Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mils all capable of stepping up in Manu's absence.
Mar 15 - 9:53 PM

Cory Joseph played five minutes with no stats on Friday.

He would have been a DNP-CD if not for garbage time. With Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili now back, the Spurs aren't going to need Joseph. He can be cut almost everywhere.
Jan 17 - 12:49 AM

Cory Joseph moved to a bench role with Tony Parker (hamstring) healthy on Tuesday, notching seven points, four rebounds, four assists and one block in 27 minutes.

Joseph has been a sneaky fantasy option for the past month and is worth deploying as long as he's logging 25+ minutes per game. Parker logged only 13 minutes before taking a seat on Tuesday, however, and CoJo's owners should expect a steady reduction in his role as Parker and Patty Mills (six points in 21 minutes) see an uptick in playing time.
Jan 6 - 11:23 PM

Cory Joseph made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points in a 101-92 victory over the Wizards on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

Tony Parker could get back on the court on Tuesday, so this might be the grand finale for Joseph in the starting lineup. He's been very good and the Spurs are certainly going to be more cautious with Parker knowing they can count on Joseph to fill in. If you have Joseph, you can consider cutting him for a hot free agent.
Jan 4 - 1:20 AM

Cory Joseph played 24 minutes in another start, but had just nine points, three rebounds and zero assists on 4-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's overtime win.

Patty Mills played 29 minutes and hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal, as Tony Parker sat out yet another game with a hamstring injury. Maybe Gregg Popovich was giving Joseph a rest, or maybe he's ready to give Mills the reins while Parker is out. We still don't know when Parker will play again, but the recent return of Mills is officially a concern about Joseph's minutes and production going forward. Let's see what happens on Saturday against the Wizards before potentially burying Joseph.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Spurs PG Cory Joseph made 9-of-13 shots in a losing effort on Tuesday, finishing with 18 points, three boards, three assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

An MRI on Tony Parker's hamstring came back negative but he doesn't have a timetable to return and the Spurs will be cautious with their former Finals MVP, so Joseph should see at least a few more starts this week. Joseph has been a mid-round value over the Spurs' past eight games, due primarily to his rebounds (4.6), assists (4.3) and steals (1.3), not to mention excellent percentages. He's worth deploying for short-term value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Cory Joseph was terrific as the Spurs' starting PG on Sunday, notching 14 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in a wild home win vs. the Rockets.

His performance was doubly impressive since it came against the elite defense of Patrick Beverley. He's been excellent all month and should have carved out a reliable spot in the Spurs' rotation all season, but fantasy owners should keep a very close eye on his playing time during the first few weeks of January -- Tony Parker's recent MRI came back negative and Patty Mills (shoulder) made his season debut on Sunday, threatening Joseph's long-term value.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Cory Joseph made 8-of-9 from the field for 20 points against the Pelicans on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

His only miss tonight was a block from Anthony Davis. The Spurs are going to give Tony Parker an extended break, so Joseph likely has a handful of starts coming his way. Patty Mills (shoulder) could also be back in the next few weeks, so his fantasy value certainly has an expiration date. However, he should be worth owning in standard leagues for the next 1-3 weeks.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Cory Joseph has played at least 30 minutes in 10 of the Spurs' 12 games this month while Tony Parker (hamstring) recovers.

Joseph is averaging 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists on 48.3 percent shooting over nine games as a starter, and he's playing an average of 36 minutes in those contests. Joseph is expected to stay in the starting lineup for however long Parker is forced to miss with Patty Mills (shoulder) out until 2015. Joseph's stats won't jump off the page at you, but he's a steady, low-end contributor in your lineup while he has an opportunity. The Spurs are also encouraging him to shoot more, a sign that he has the trust of the coaching staff.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Cory Joseph scored 14 points in 41 minutes during a 99-93 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Tony Parker (hamstring) could miss additional time and Patty Mills (shoulder) is still at least a few weeks away, so Joseph does have some short-term value. Keep him in mind in deeper leagues.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Cory Joseph scored 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds and seven assists over 43 minutes in Friday's triple-overtime loss to the Blazers.

Joseph has played admirably enough in fill-in duty for Tony Parker (hamstring) and this line was certainly aided by the extra minutes. He's worth a deep league look whenever Parker is out.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 02:10:00 AM