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TORONTO -- Cory Joseph has worn a lot of uniforms this year. Cheap Air Jordan 1 China . There was his San Antonio Spurs uniform for the regular season. Then there was the Austin Toros uniform that came after he called Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to suggest going down to the D-League affiliate to get some more game experience. Then came San Antonios uniform with the NBA Finals patch on it when the team played and ultimately lost to the Miami Heat in June. Now there is the white and red Canada uniform hell wear when representing his country in the upcoming FIBA Americas. "This year has definitely been a roller coaster," Joseph said. "Its been fun. Ive gotten to meet a lot of people, learn a lot of things from different angles. Ive been a sponge, soaking it all up. Just trying to improve my game." Drafted with the 29th pick by the Spurs in 2011, Joseph has worked his way into the rotation with a lot of after-hours work, a commitment to defence and a willingness to recognize when he needed more in-game experience. When he wasnt getting the time needed to develop his skills, Joseph suggested a trip to the D-League where he would be able to play and iron out the kinks in his game. While many players look at a D-League assignment as a demotion, Joseph saw it as an opportunity to hone his craft and was grateful for it. "I didnt know it was going to get this much publicity, you know?" Joseph said. "Every reporter probably asked me that. Every single one asked me about the decision I made. At the time I didnt know it would be this big." Joseph added he didnt think the Spurs would forget about him. "They watch, they want me to learn," said the Pickering, Ont. "It was an investment. I was just working. I was working and when I got my opportunity, whenever it was, that year, the next year, Id be able to capitalize and feel like I was ready." To go from the D-League affiliate to playing meaningful minutes in the NBA Finals is quite the trip. Luckily for the Spurs, Joseph is an unflappable 21-year-old. Quick to point out that "everybody remembers the winner" when talking about the Finals appearance, Joseph said he cant wait to experience the Finals again. "Playing on the biggest stage in basketball, in the world, nobody could ask for more," he said. "Obviously we were excited, happy, anxious, dialled in, focused, all of the emotions you could possibly think of, we were feeling. I mean, at the end, all of them. Mad, sad, all of it at once." Despite the strong finish to his sophomore season, Joseph knows there is plenty of room for improvement in his game and said he is honing in on his shooting and leadership skills this summer. While Joseph has been involved with the Canadian basketball program since 2008, he couldnt help but smile when talking about what he perceives to be a renewed interest in the sport north of the border. "Kids realize they have different options now and they realize that it can actually happen," Joseph said. "Weve always had talented people, but I think Tristan (Thompson) and I being the first guys to get drafted in the first round together that opened some eyes." When Anthony Bennett made history as the first Canadian to be drafted No. 1 in June, Joseph was in front of the television. "To see him go first, I was excited," he said. "Knowing Anthony, knowing his family, hes got a good family, I was excited for them. Knowing the pressure that goes with it, the pressure and responsibilities, hes up for it. Hes ready. Hell work hard and when the time comes, hell be ready to play." Head coach Jay Triano is hoping the same will be said about his team after they fly to Florida on Friday for four more days of practice before travelling to Puerto Rico for the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup next week. After the team finishes in Puerto Rico, the real test will begin when they gets to Venezuela for the FIBA Americas from Aug. 30 to Sept. 11. The top four tournament teams qualify for next years FIBA World Cup in Spain. Cheap Fake Air Max 90 . - A pitch clock will be used this season during minor league games at Triple-A and Double-A, but it has been ruled out for the major leagues this year. Vapormax Off White Fake For Sale . The thinking at the time was Clowney could have already been promised he would be selected first overall by the Houston Texans, therefore negating any need to meet with any other teams. The plot took another twist this week. http://www.fakeyeezyscheap.com/wholesale-air-max-270.html . Interestingly, the culprits were not rookies, but well paid, experienced pros. The first gaffe came in the 24th minute of arguably the biggest early season MLS game in history between Seattle and Toronto. Sounder newcomer Marco Pappa, (with over 100 MLS games, and 39 Guatemalan Caps to his name) attempted a back pass to one of his central defenders.(SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Pelicans will play their next five games on the road, starting with Mondays matchup with the Boston Celtics. The Pelicans are winless in their last four road games and will also visit Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto and New York on the trip. They are 6-13 away from the Big Easy this season. New Orleans had lost two in a row and three of four games until recording an impressive 106-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Jrue Holiday scored 23 points and handed out eight assists, Tyreke Evans posted 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, nine boards and three blocks. We played really good defense against an efficient offensive team, a playoff tested team, Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. Ryan Anderson added 20 points and six rebounds for the Pelicans, who shot 45.7 percent for the game and made 10-of-20 3-pointers. Thee Pelicans opened the game on a 9-0 run and never gave up the lead. Best Replica Yeezy Website. The Celtics will play three in a row at home versus New Orleans, Atlanta and Chicago, and are 8-11 in Beantown this season. Boston dropped a 109-96 decision against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday in the finale of a three-game road trip (1-2), as Kelly Olynyk scored 23 points in a losing effort. Olynyk is a Toronto native. Canada basketball is huge up here, Olynyk said. Its always nice to come up here and play well in front of your country. Avery Bradley scored 17 points and Jared Sullinger ended with 13 and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, losers in nine of the last 11 games. The Celtics and Pelicans will play the first of two meetings this season and are scheduled to tangle March 6 in the Crescent City. New Orleans won both games against Boston last season and is unbeaten in the last five meetings between the teams. ' ' '

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