Team Canada head coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday that Joseph will join the squad ahead of the tournament in China, according to Seven Network's John Casey. Canada is currently in Australia preparing for the World Cup with a series of exhibition games. The team defeated New Zealand 103-100 in overtime on Wednesday.
The addition of Joseph would be good news for Canada, which has been relying on standout play from Barcelona's Kevin Pangos and Florida sophomore Andrew Nembhard at the point. Joseph should immediately slide in as the starter and give Canada a second NBA player alongside Orlando Magic big man Khem Birch.
The FIBA World Cup will tip off on Aug. 31, with Canada's first matchup set for Sept. 1 against Australia.