Spurs recall Cory Joseph from Austin

By Quixem Ramirez

Dec 28, 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) and Los Angeles Clippers guard Mo Williams (25) share a laugh during the second half at the AT

The San Antonio Spurs have recalled Austin Toros point guard Cory Joseph. This comes after Joseph logged 36:22 of action in the Toros’ eight point overtime loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the first game of the D-League Finals.

Joseph finished with 14 points on 3-of-10 shooting, eight assists and four rebounds. Joseph’s arrival, while inevitably brief, probably signifies that Gregg Popovich will significantly reduce Tony Parker’s minutes in preparation for the playoffs.

Joseph appeared in 27 games with the Spurs. He averaged 7.6 minutes per game. After averaging 1.7 points, it was clear that Joseph’s limited offensive game isn’t ready for the NBA.

Joseph, with ample opportunuity, flourished with the Toros. He appeared in 13 games with the Toros, posting averages of 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals. Joseph was rewared with the D-League Performer of the Week award for the week of Mar. 19-25.