Cory Joseph to join agency headed by Rich Paul, LeBron James

By Quixem Ramirez

Oct 1, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) during media day at the Spurs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

Compared to other established NBA players, San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph is relatively unknown. The 2011 first-round draft pick appeared in 29 games with the Spurs last season, averaging two points and 1.2 assists.

And now Joseph will reportedly leave the Creative Artist Agency, who represent a large sum of NBA players including LeBron James until he partnered with Rich Paul, joining Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson and Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe. The three players will likely join Paul, who represented the three players before he severed ties with the CAA.

Joseph is set to earn $1.07 million this season and is under team control until the 2015-16 season, when he enters restricted free agency. Of course, the Spurs don’t have to pick up his two team options, as they did with James Anderson, but it seems likely that they will invest in a young point guard for an affordable price.