Joseph D-League All-Star
The NBA Development League today announced that San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph has been selected to play in the seventh annual NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. The game will air live on NBA TV at 2 p.m. CT.
Joseph has split the 2012-13 season between San Antonio and Austin having been assigned to the Toros on five different occasions. He is the 15th Toros player to be selected to the D-League All-Star Game.
In 18 games with the Toros this season, Joseph is averaging a team-high 19.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.39 steals, while shooting .455 (122-268) from the field, .456 (26-57) from three-point range and .789 (86-109) from the free throw line for the reigning NBA D-League champions. The former University of Texas product ranks second in the D-League in scoring and 11th in assists.
Joseph has posted two double-doubles and has scored in double figures in 17 games, including 20-or-more in 10 games and a season-high 30 points twice.
The Canadian has appeared in 10 games with the Spurs this season averaging 1.9 points in 6.8 minutes.
The NBA D-League has announced their 2013 All-Star teams.
Fourteen of the players have NBA experience and several are currently on NBA rosters.
On the Future All-Star roster are Micah Downs, Courtney Fortson, Ron Howard, Jerome Jordan, Jeremy Lamb, Marcus Landry, Shelvin Mack, Arinze Onuaku, DaJuan Summers and Chris Wright.
On the Prospects All-Star roster are Andrew Goudelock, Damion James, Terrence Jones, Cory Joseph, D.J. Kennedy, James Mays, Jerel McNeal, Demetric Nichols, Tim Ohlbrecht and Henry Sims.
*D-League Allstar!*...a/k/a "Deep Bench Scrub" and "15th Man on a Roster."
Joseph is supposed to dominate the local talent at the Y--that's why he was an NBA draft pick.
In fact...14 of the 20 selected for the junior-miss ALL-STAR* game have some NBA experience. A handful have even played in more than garbage time. By and large, even these seasoned players are second rounders, or at best low first rounders. Here's where you pay attention again: Cory Joseph was the can't-miss 29th pick in the first round. At pick 29, you get a heckuva lot more DJ Whites and Alando Tuckers than you get Tony Parkers...and you straight high son, if you think Alando Tucker's 'bout to be snatched up to win any sort of game for an NBA club.
If Pop and the FO Powers That Be thought someone from the minors was going to "win games" for this NBA club, that player would be riding the pine next to Bonner right now instead of hoisting the Skinniest-Kid-in-Fat-Camp trophy after the DLASG main event. Guaran-damn-teed.
Did Cory run over your dog White Choc?
I see no reason to slam him.... the Spurs sent him to the farm to get regular minutes and still learn the rotations and get used to running a team.
This accolade, as lowley as it is in your eyes, shows that he is doing what is required of him and this could be the basis of a better player at the other end.
Would you prefer him riding pine?
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