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Cory Joseph | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: Texas
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Coach Dwane Casey said Cory Joseph could play next to Kyle Lowry.
He added he can play a lineup of Co-Jo, Lowry and DeMar DeRozan together, too. Casey said he likes the flexibility of his roster, so we could even see a small-ball lineup with DeMarre Carroll at the four. Joseph is in a much better fantasy situation and getting minutes next to Lowry helps, but he's not worth drafting in most leagues. Jul 29 - 4:09 PM

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Unrestricted free agent Cory Joseph has agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with the Raptors, with the fourth year a player option.

The Spurs were forced to withdraw their qualifying offer for Joseph on Sunday due to salary-cap limitations, and it didn't take long for Toronto to swoop in with a massive offer for the native Canadian. He'll immediately assume backup-PG duties in Toronto now that Greivis Vasquez is gone, especially since Luke Ridnour isn't likely to remain with the Raptors. Despite his considerable salary, however, CoJo remains an unlikely source of fantasy value while Kyle Lowry is healthy.
Jul 5 - 10:20 PM

The Spurs have withdrawn Cory Joseph's qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

It's a salary-cap move to clear adequate space for LaMarcus Aldridge, and the Spurs are still expected to pursue CoJo once he hits the open market. He'll draw interest from plenty of teams, however, so San Antonio may have to work their "accept a reduced salary" magic to land him.
Jul 5 - 6:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Terrence Ross
3James Johnson
4Bruno Caboclo
5Ronald Roberts Jr.
PF1Patrick Patterson
2Luis Scola
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira