Spurs get Joseph

Posted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 183 days ago (
The Spurs were busy draft night as they picked up five players, including four picks, and traded away George Hill. They sent Hill to Indiana following days of speculation that San Antonio was considering dealing either Hill or starting point guard Tony Parker. Hill, a productive combo guard who filled in for Parker and Manu Ginobili over the last two seasons, fetched the drafts rights to No. 15 pick Kawhi Leonard, Davis Bertans (42nd pick) and 2005 second-rounder Erazem Lorbek from the Pacers. The Spurs also drafted Texas point guard Cory Joseph with the 29th overall pick and Hungarian swingman Adam Hanga at No. 59. The keys to the wheeling and dealing are Leonard and Joseph, along with keeping the Big Three of Tim Duncan, Ginobili and Parker intact. Hill had become a valuable member of the rotation, but the San Antonio front office felt Leonard was too good to pass up. The Spurs are hoping to regain the defensive swagger they've lost the last few seasons and believe Leonard and Joseph can help in that department. Joseph will be asked to immediately fill in as depth behind Parker. The early entry candidate played one season at Texas, averaging 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.4 minutes. He was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

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