After signing a three-year contract with the Kings over the summer, Joseph went on to appear in all 72 of the team's games during the pandemic-shortened campaign. The 28-year-old veteran averaged 6.4 points, 3.5 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 0.7 steals while draining an efficient 85.7 percent of his free throws. Between Nov. 12 and Dec. 20, Joseph made 19 straight starts, averaging 5.8 points and 4.7 assists in 30.8 minutes during that span. In the midst of that stretch, Joseph dished a career-high 14 assists in a home win over the Suns on Nov. 19. All in all, Joseph had 22 games with five or more assists, including an 11-assist effort against Oklahoma City in February. On Jan. 20, the veteran posted a season-high 16 points to go with seven assists during a road win over the Clippers. The 6-foot-3 guard was also helpful on the boards, pulling down five or more rebounds on nine occasions. On Mar. 3, Joseph tallied 14 points, four assists, four boards, two three-pointers and a steal during a home win over the Wizards. He remained a key piece of the rotation in the Orlando bubble, appearing in eight games (four starts) while averaging 6.6 points, 4.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds.2018
As expected, Joseph was a reliable depth contributor for the Pacers in 2018-19, but one key statistic stood out: a career-best assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.0. Splitting time with Tyreke Evans was not much of a hindrance for Joseph, whose strong defense helped him average 25.2 minutes per contest; he picked pockets in 55 games and had multi-steal efforts in just over 30 percent of those outings. The Canadian-born point guard maintained a personal best in rebounds (3.4) and assists (3.9), plus he rejected a career-high 22 shots. Joseph toughed out a thigh injury in January, and at age 27, played the entire schedule for a second straight year. His breakout performance took place Feb. 2, with Joseph posting 10 points (5-7 FG), 10 assists, nine rebounds and a steal after Indiana was forced to plan around a season-ending injury to Victor Oladipo. While the Pacers were swept by the Celtics in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Joseph endeared himself to the coaching staff with a 50.0 field goal percentage and 44.4 conversion rate on three-pointers through those four games.2017
On July 14, 2017, the Toronto Raptors traded Joseph to the Indiana Pacers. Joseph was a dependable bench option for Indiana during his seventh NBA season. For the first time in his career, the Canadian played in all 82 games. He also started 17 contests. Joseph averaged a career-high 27.0 minutes per game and scored 7.9 points per contest. Joseph also remained steady in the assists department with 3.2 per game. He averaged 3.1 and 3.3 assists per game in his previous two seasons, respectively. Joseph showed an increased willingness to shoot from deep, as he set a new career high with 2.3 three-point attempts per game. The reserve guard shot a solid 35.3 percent from behind the arc and set a new career high with 0.8 made three-pointers per game. Joseph had his best scoring game of the season early in the year, pouring in 21 points against Minnesota on Oct. 24. He scored in double figures 28 additional times. Joseph also got into double figures on the glass three separate times, recording a season-high 11 rebounds against Brooklyn on Valentine's Day. After Darren Collison suffered a knee injury, Joseph started 16 straight games from Feb. 5 to Mar. 17. During that span, Joseph averaged 9.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per start. The Pacers finished the year at 48-34 and lost to Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs.2016
During the 2016-17 season, Joseph appeared in 80 games, with a career-high 22 starts, for the Toronto Raptors. The reserve guard registered per-game career highs in points (9.3), assists (3.3), rebounds (2.9) and three-pointers made (0.6). Joseph flourished as Kyle Lowry's primary backup at point guard. Lowry missed 22 games due to injury, which provided opportunities for Joseph to shine. On Nov. 30, Joseph grabbed a career-best-tying eight rebounds in a home win over Memphis. On Jan. 17, during a win at Brooklyn, Joseph supplied a career-high 33 points, four boards and four assists. He also shot 15-of-22 from the field. On Mar. 27, Joseph delivered his first career double-double by generating 15 points and a career-high 13 assists during a home win over the Magic. During Joseph's 22 games in the starting lineup, he averaged 12.2 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steal per start. Joseph's Raptors finished the season at 51-31 and defeated the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. That led to another showdown with LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers. Joseph shined in the second-round series versus the Cavs. In Game 2, Joseph came off the bench and generated 22 points and six boards over 25 minutes. In Game 4, Joseph started for an injured Kyle Lowry and produced 20 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for his first ever postseason double-double. Despite Joseph's efforts, the Raptors were swept by the Cavaliers.2015
In July 2015, the San Antonio Spurs withdrew their qualifying offer to Joseph, making the reserve point guard an unrestricted free agent. Roughly one day later, Joseph agreed to a four-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, a team located roughly 35 minutes away from Joseph's hometown of Pickering, Ontario. Joseph's role expanded with the Raptors. He played a career-high 25.6 minutes per game and appeared in a career-best 80 games. Joseph scored a season-best 19 points on two separate occasions. On Jan. 14, Joseph tallied 19 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals during a win at Orlando. On March 3, Joseph blocked a career-high three shots during a home win over Miami. On April 8, the reserve guard dished a season-high nine assists, plus added 18 points, during a home win over Indiana. Joseph's Raptors finished the season with a record of 56-26 and entered the playoffs as the 2nd-seeded team in the Eastern Conference. Toronto eliminated Indiana and Miami before facing LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Joseph played on all 20 of Toronto's playoff games and averaged 8.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds per postseason contest. The Raptors lost in six games to the Cavs, who then beat the Warriors in the 2015-16 NBA Finals.2014
Joseph saw his playing time and per game statistics notably increase during the 2014-15 season, his fourth year in The Association with the San Antonio Spurs. The reserve guard produced per-game career highs in points (6.8), rebounds (2.4), assists (2.4), steals (0.6), games played (79) and minutes played (18.3). He also shot a career-best 50.4 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the arc. Twice Joseph dished a season-best seven assists, including a 10-point, eight-rebound, seven-assist performance on Dec. 19 in a home loss to the Trail Blazers. On Dec. 26, Joseph scored a career-high 20 points, plus added five assists and three rebounds, in a loss at New Orleans. Joseph scored in double-digits in 25 games, including 12 of 18 games in December. Coming off last year's Championship, the Spurs finished the 2014-15 season with a record of 55-27. They faced the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs and ultimately lost to L.A. in seven games. Joseph played in the first four playoff games and scored a total of 11 points.2013
The 2013-14 season marked the end of Cory Joseph splitting time between the Spurs and the D-League's Austin Toros. During his third season in the NBA, Joseph was a full-time contributor for San Antonio. He appeared in 68 games for the Spurs, with 19 starts, and averaged 13.8 minutes per game. The season started slowly for Joseph, as he appeared in 10 of San Antonio's first 15 games and averaged only 5.6 minutes per contest in those 10 appearances. On Nov. 29 in Orlando, Joseph received his first start of the season due to Tony Parker's ankle injury. Joseph delivered 13 points, four assists and one steal over 25 minutes of run in that win over the Magic. In late-January, Parker suffered a shin injury, which opened the door for more point guard minutes for Joseph. From Jan. 19 to Feb. 28, Joseph started 15 of 18 games and produced 7.6 points, 2.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest. During the end of that span, the Spurs started their 19-game winning streak. On Feb. 6, Joseph scored a career-high 18 points during a loss at Brooklyn. The Spurs finished the season at 62-20 and then went on an impressive playoff run. They squeaked by Dallas in seven games in the first round, then eliminated Portland and Oklahoma City before facing LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals. Joseph appeared in 17 of San Antonio's 23 playoff games and averaged 2.8 points and 0.5 assists per postseason contest. The Spurs defeated Miami in five games and Cory Joseph became an NBA Champion.2012
The 2012-13 season was Joseph's second year in The Association but just like it happened during his rookie season, the Canadian point guard bounced around between the Spurs and the D-League's Austin Toros. For the first five months of the season, Joseph spent the majority of his time with the Toros. Over 26 D-League games, Joseph averaged 19.4 points, 5.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest, which marked a strong improvement over his rookie season. The Canadian guard posted two 30-point games for the Toros, including a 30-point, five-rebound effort in a Dec. 18 win over the Texas Legends. On Feb. 22, Joseph double-doubled via 27 points, 10 rebounds and three steals during a D-League win at Iowa. On Mar. 1, Joseph returned to the Spurs and started eight of their next 10 games. Over nine games as a starter for San Antonio, Joseph generated 7.2 points, 3.1 assists and 1.0 rebound over 21 minutes per start. Overall, Joseph registered 28 appearances for San Antonio and delivered averages of 4.5 points, 1.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game. The Spurs finished at 58-24 and made it to the NBA Finals where they lost in seven games to the Miami Heat. Joseph played in 20 of the Spurs' 21 post-season games and provided 3.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per playoff game as a reserve.2011
Joseph was drafted with the 29th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2011 NBA Draft. The University of Texas product split the lockout-shortened season between the Spurs and the D-League Austin Toros. Joseph made his NBA debut on Opening Night, Dec. 26, with a brief one minute appearance in a home win over Memphis. In early January, Joseph joined the Toros for a quick four-game visit. He returned to the Spurs on Jan. 13 and appeared in 23 of San Antonio's next 28 games. He earned his first NBA start on Feb. 21 and delivered a career-high 13 points, three assists and two three-pointers in 37 minutes of floor time during a loss at Portland. In early March, Joseph returned to the Toros. Over 14 games with Austin, the rookie produced 13.8 points, 5.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per D-League contest. Joseph returned to the Spurs for the last two games of the season, but was left off their post-season roster. In the playoffs, San Antonio defeated the Jazz and the Clippers before losing to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals.
June 23, 2011Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round (29th pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2011Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Raptors.
July 14, 2017Traded by the Toronto Raptors to the Indiana Pacers for Emir Preldžic.
July 6, 2019Signed a three-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
March 24, 2021Traded to the Pistons along with 2021 and 2024 second-round picks in exchange for Delon Wright.