San Antonio Spurs Season Review: Cory Joseph

By George Middleton

Cory Joseph‘s season numbers are a bit misleading, as he played a small role if any when Tony Parker was healthy. When Parker was out with a hamstring injury (14 games), Joseph’s numbers rose. In 14 starts Joseph averaged 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists on 56% field goals. What did Cory Joseph do right and wrong this year? Find out below!

C. Cory Joseph was terrific this season when Parker was out, but when Parker played he struggled with a small role understandably. In the season Joseph averaged 6.8 points and 2.4 assists in 18 minutes. What was terrific about Joseph’s season was his efficiency (50% field goals). Joseph also shot a career high 36% from three, but he only made 16 on the season. Joseph’s season high was 20 points and 7 assists (twice) were his season high. His best stretch came in December (18 games) when he averaged 12.1 points and 3.5 assists.. PG. Offense. CORY JOSEPH

Cory Joseph is better defensively than offensively. He possesses good size (6″3) for a lead guard and has good footwork. Joseph averaged only 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 steals, but his impact on defense is pivotal. He also defends shooting guards in stretches due to his versatility. Joseph is at his best on the ball as he has good instincts and is tenacious.. PG. Defense. CORY JOSEPH. B-

C+. With Tony Parker exiting his prime Joseph’s role with the Spurs will only increase if he returns. In order for Joseph to take the next step individually he must improve his shooting. Joseph is solid at going to the basket and making reads. Expect a bigger season for the Canadian guard in 2015-16.. PG. Overall. CORY JOSEPH

Below is a Cory Joseph video uploaded by DownToBuck. The video is of Joseph’s highest scoring output of the season (20 points) against the New Orleans Pelicans.