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Cory Joseph | Guard | #6

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SA
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Dwane Casey praised Cory Joseph's strong showing in Toronto's Game 3 win on Saturday.
"He did a much better job tonight of controlling the game," Casey said. "Running the offense, keeping things under control, not letting the defense speed him up." The head coach then added that "Cory did a good job of handling their defensive pressure,"switching and making sure he had the right person involved in the pick-and-roll." Joseph is an important part of Toronto's formula for success, so he'll need to play well again in Monday's Game 4 for the Raptors to be firing on all cylinders. May 23 - 9:17 AM

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Cory Joseph was terrific in 31 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

It was easily his best game of the series and possibly his best game of the postseason. The most important part of his performance tonight was his outstanding defense on Kyrie Irving. The Raptors bench was destroyed in the first two games, so this was a huge boost. Joseph also played a lot of the clutch minutes late, which was a major against the Pacers in the first round. Don't expect him to be this effective in Game 4.
May 21 - 11:30 PM

Cory Joseph was a no-show during Toronto's Game 7 victory, scoring just one point to go with three assists and one steal through 19 minutes of floor time.

Joseph went scoreless through the first three quarters of action, and it wasn’t until the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter that he scored his first point by going 1-of-2 from the line. He also missed all eight of his shot attempts, and while the Raptors were able to pullout a win despite him, he'll need to have a much more impactful performance during the Eastern Conference Finals if the Raptors hope to have any chance of upsetting the Cavs.
May 15 - 7:02 PM

Cory Joseph scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

It was easily his worst game of the postseason. Joseph missed a fast break layup that was basically uncontested after a beautiful pass from Kyle Lowry. Now that DeMar DeRozan looks like himself again, Joseph's playing time should drop.
May 13 - 10:47 PM

Cory Joseph played 37 minutes against the Heat on Monday with 14 points, one rebound and one assist.

Kyle Lowry fouled out in the fourth before overtime to give Joseph some extra run. He was still likely on his way to 32-34 minutes with the way he's played off the bench. As the Raptors try to figure out what to do with the minutes, Joseph is likely going to be in their plans. He'll be a fine DFS punt when you don't want to spend up on point guard.
May 9 - 11:18 PM

Cory Joseph is expected to see an increase in playing time without Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) available.

The Raptors showed their comfort level in regularly deploying a backcourt of Joseph and Kyle Lowry during the regular season, so it only makes sense that Toronto will go back to that now that they'll be forced to play small more often than not. The expected increase in minutes should put Joseph on the radar as a potential DFS play, but we wouldn't get too excited about his ceiling.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 9 - 9:34 AM

Cory Joseph had another terrific game on Sunday, posting eight points, three rebounds, four assists and one block in the Raptors' series-clinching 89-84 home victory.

Joseph is shining in the national spotlight, and his two-way play off the bench is a big reason Toronto won their first playoff series since 2001. His penetration helped Toronto win the fastbreak battle for the first time all series, 12-8, and he was even more critical with Kyle Lowry (11 points on 5-of-14 FGs) struggling for most of the game.
May 1 - 10:48 PM

Cory Joseph scored 15 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 25 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He's arguably been the best Raptor of the series. Joseph has hit value in DFS majority of the time in this series, so he's on the table as a punt on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 10:31 PM

Cory Joseph did not score in 14 minutes on Saturday with one rebound, three steals and three turnovers.

He was one of the better bench players in the playoffs, but he just didn't have it today. Joseph didn't get as many minutes at off guard in this game and it'll be interesting to see what coach Dwane Casey does going forward. It'll be tough to use him in Game 5.
Apr 23 - 5:46 PM

Cory Joseph scored 16 points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

That's two fantastic games in a row from Joseph. Coach Dwane Casey went with Norman Powell and Joseph over DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll to help close out this game before garbage time. With the Pacers essentially starting two point guards, this has been a good spot for the Raptors to go with two-PG lineups. Joseph has played 33 of his 48 playoff minutes next to Kyle Lowry. He's in play as a punt in DFS.
Apr 18 - 10:18 PM

Cory Joseph scored a team-high 18 points against the Pacers on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

The Cory Joseph pick-and-roll was by far the best play for the Raptors. Every other perimeter player was sub-par on the offensive end, especially Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Joseph did close this game out, but coach Dwane Casey waited too long to put him back out there. Joseph played 13 minutes next to Lowry in this game, so that's something to watch. He might be a sneaky punt play in DFS.
Apr 16 - 3:44 PM

Cory Joseph shot 1-of-5 from the field to score two points vs. Brooklyn on Wednesday, but he chipped in six boards, three assists and two steals in just 18 minutes off the bench.

Joseph was rested on Tuesday and he was a reserve tonight despite the absence of Kyle Lowry (rest), presumably so that the second unit could stay the same. He'll serve as the primary backup PG for the Atlantic Division champs as they try to march deep into the playoffs following a franchise-record for wins this season.
Apr 13 - 10:31 PM

Cory Joseph will come off the bench behind Delon Wright on Wednesday.

CoJo was initially reported as the likely starting PG but coach Dwane Casey had a different idea. The move allows Toronto to keep their second unit intact, which is likely why Casey opted for Wright ahead of Joseph, but either way it's bad news for Joseph's outlook tonight.
Apr 13 - 7:13 PM

Cory Joseph is expected to start against the Nets on Wednesday.

With Kyle Lowry resting, Joseph should get minutes in the upper 20s while Delon Wright gets minutes in the low 20s. Considering the matchup and how he should get shots, Joseph is a decent punt in DFS tonight.
Apr 13 - 4:37 PM

Cory Joseph returned to the bench on Sunday, where he posted four points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 18 minutes.

The Raptors earned their franchise-record 23rd road win of the season tonight, holding off a late run from the Knicks to win 93-89. CoJo shot just 1-of-5 tonight but he's still 56.4 percent from the field in April, which is a great sign for Toronto as they look ahead to the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 10:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Terrence Ross
3James Johnson
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Jason Thompson
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira