NBA Talk with Sports Writer, Donnell Suggs | Hoops Talk Nation “The Podcast”

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It may be the off season for the NBA in the but there’s no shortage of big stories and definitely lots to talk about!
Donnell Suggs is the Sports Editor for the Lafayette Sun in Alabama and also a contributor to Slamonline,  and he stops by the Hoops Talk Nation podcast.  Topics range from some of the intriguing free agency deals thus far, the bright future ahead for Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons and a look back at the majestic career of Tim Duncan as he retires from the NBA after 19 remarkable seasons.
All that and much more on Hoops Talk Nation “The Podcast”

Tim Duncan Retires from the NBA After 19 Seasons!

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Tim Duncan spent almost 20 years as the a solid reliable and oftentimes quiet force down low for the San Antonio Spurs franchise.  With Duncan as the focal point, the Spurs won five championships, made the playoffs in all 19 of his seasons and cemented themselves as one of the most successful sports franchises in history.

And now, the tireless and reluctant superstar is finally calling it a career.

Cory Joseph Comes Home!

When the 2015-2016 kicks off Cory Joseph will don the uniform of the team that he watched as a young baller. Cory Joseph who grew up in Pickering, Ontario agreed to a 4-year year deal worth $30 million with the Toronto Raptors.

     

Joseph was drafted 29th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by San Antonio and helped the Spurs reach the 2014 NBA Finals where he won his first championship.

Cory spent a fair amount of time in the D-League in the earlier part of his early career but when the 2014-2015 rolled around Joseph was able to to get more playing time and he produced averaging 6.8 points, 2.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds while shooting above 50 per cent in a mere 18.3 minutes per game. This would suggest that he cold really become an impact player with a bit more playing time Joseph, who spent four years in the Spurs’ system, would be a valuable asset to a Raptors team seeking backcourt help, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

In four years with the Spurs, Joseph served as a starter on 43 nights and averaged five points, two rebounds and two assists. His crowning moment came on Game 4 of the 2013/14 Western conference finals, when he did this to Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Welcome back Cory!