McDonald: Popovich says Spurs “likely” to recall Cory Joseph

By Quixem Ramirez

October 14, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) drives the ball to the basket as Houston Rockets guard Gary Forbes (0) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Injuries to forwards Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps tendinitis) and Stephen Jackson (fractured finger) have left the San Antonio Spurs scrambling to find a viable replacement.

Leonard will return to the lineup around Dec. 1. Jackson, however, will be fortunate to return prior to Christmas.

In the meantime, you can expect the Spurs to recall point guard Cory Joseph from the Austin Toros. Gregg Popovich hinted, according to Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald, as much following the Los Angeles Clippers’ 92-87 victory at the AT&T Center.

Adding Joseph, a point guard, won’t fill the position of Leonard and Jackson.

Joseph, at the very least, will be a player in which to call upon in the occasional fourth quarter blowout.

This happened to be the case against the Portland Trail Blazers as the second-year guard earned four seconds of time, his only action all season.