Richard Elmer “Joey” Dorsey (born December 16, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Galatasaray Liv Hospital of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.
Dorsey was chosen as the 33rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After the draft, he was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for the draft rights to the 25th pick, Nicolas Batum. In the 2008–09 NBA season, Dorsey played in 3 games, scoring a total of 2 points, grabbing one rebound, and making one assist.
The Rockets assigned Dorsey to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. On February 5, 2010, after previously being called back up from the NBDL, Dorsey played a career-high 19 minutes and grabbed 12 rebounds.
On February 18, 2010, Dorsey was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal that also moved the Rockets’ Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks. On March 28, 2010, Dorsey was waived by the Kings.
On April 4, 2010, Dorsey was signed to a non-guaranteed contract by the Raptors.
In September 2011, Dorsey signed an one-year deal with the Spanish League club Caja Laboral. On January 10, 2012, he parted ways with Caja Laboral. The next day, he signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos for the rest of the season.
On July 19, 2014, Dorsey signed with the Houston Rockets. On January 21, 2015, he had a season-best game with seven points and 12 rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.
On July 20, 2015, the Rockets traded Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, a 2016 first round draft pick, and cash considerations to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round draft pick. On August 18, 2015, he was waived by the Nuggets in a buyout deal.
On August 29, 2015, Dorsey signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with Galatasaray Liv Hospital.
Career highlights and awards
Euroleague champion (2012)
Greek League Best Defender (2012)
TBL All-Star Game MVP (2013)