By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs have been sending Cory Joseph back and forth from San Antonio to the Austin Toros for the past two years. The experience may have ruined the confidence of a player who's goal is to play in the NBA, but Joseph is taking advantage of all the opportunities he's given.
He's had a few games playing next to the Spurs' Big 3 of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili and that will play a key in the D-League. The Spurs want him to mature and being around those three who are great players with no selfish egos, that will only help Joseph mature in the way the Spurs want him to.
Under head coach Gregg Popovich, there's expectations on what's expected of a player and that's the advantage Joseph has with the Spurs owning the Austin Toros. The Spurs mentality is all around that organization, so Joseph will mature with that influence around him.
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