Insider: Pacers add to young core with Cory Joseph trade

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Pacers’ president Keven Pritchard said he wishes the seven-year player all the best.
Clark Wade/IndyStar

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Pritchard’s plan to transform the Indiana Pacers into a younger team continued Sunday. Pritchard’s latest step in the Pacers’ “rebirth” was adding Cory Joseph to the roster.

The Pacers agreed in principal to acquire Joseph, a 25-year-old point guard, from the Toronto Raptors via trade, a league source confirmed to IndyStar. In exchange, the Pacers will sign veteran forward C.J. Miles to a three-year, $25 million contract and then trade him to the Raptors. The trade could be completed as soon as Monday.

With the addition of Joseph, the Pacers appear to have found a strong replacement for their backup point guard position.

In six seasons, Joseph has developed into a reliable guard off the bench. He has also improved his scoring average in every season of his career. He averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists in 80 games last season with

Article source: http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/07/09/pacers-add-youth-experience-acquiring-cory-joseph/462911001/

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