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  • NeedTristanThompson wrote: View Post
    Okay so I don't usually follow Canadian basketball but I have some questions. First, where is Andrew Wiggins, and especially where is Jamal Murray? Upon a quick google search I found this on Jamal Murray, which essentially made it sound like he wasn't planning to play at the time, and ultimately it would seem he did not?!

    Now I was aware Wiggins had refused a call up last summer to "focus on the timberwolves" or whatever, but it appears this has continued? Maybe to do with Jay Triano?

    One more to add to the list is Stauskas, apparently he's been gone since 2015 as well. So where are these guys? Are they just too lazy to play, or does anyone have more info?

    Lastly, why is Jay Triano the coach? I thought he wasn't very good?
    It's... a long story.
    Twitter: @ReubenJRD NBA, Raptors writer for Daily Hive Vancouver, Toronto.

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    • ReubenJRD wrote: View Post
      It's... a long story.
      Basically some can't (rookies, NCAA obligations), some trying to make NBA teams, some have NBA teams pressuring them not to go and some make excuses.

      Anyway good win for Canada over Brazil. The NBA players did step up in a big way. You can see that we need at least 3 or 4 NBA guys to win out there as this was no cake walk.
      Last edited by Hotshot; Thu Sep 13th, 2018, 09:25 PM.

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      • Hotshot wrote: View Post
        Got a link?
        This country has so many sports chanels and they can't show this game ??? NBA Canada TV .. why are you called NBA canada ??

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        • Hotshot wrote: View Post
          Basically some can't (rookies, NCAA obligations), some trying to make NBA teams, some have NBA teams pressuring them not to go and some make excuses.

          Anyway good win for Canada over Brazil. The NBA players did step up in a big way. You can see that we need at least 3 or 4 NBA guys to win out there as this was no cake walk.

          Great win and an important one. As the front page mentioned, depth is important in the FIBA qualifiers, because NBA players won't be available for many of the games. Since past wins influence future ranking, whenever the NBA players can make it, it is imperative that they do. Corey Jo, Tristan and Kelly O have been carrying their freight for years. They are not alone and kudos for all the players that show up for the camps and support their country.

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          • Box Score:

            http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...l#tab=boxscore

            20 points, 19 rebounds and 4 steals for Olynk.. packing the stats!
            16 points, 10 assists for Cojo

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            • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
              Box Score:

              http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...l#tab=boxscore

              20 points, 19 rebounds and 4 steals for Olynk.. packing the stats!
              16 points, 10 assists for Cojo
              No NBA players for Chilie game on Sept 17th ..

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              • Dos Santos with an interesting line

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                • Ebonhawke wrote: View Post
                  Dos Santos with an interesting line
                  Almost, but not quite......

                  https://streamable.com/bg2c3

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                  • guyroch wrote: View Post
                    No NBA players for Chilie game on Sept 17th ..
                    Still Canada should win in her 2 games remaining with Chile without NBA players.

                    However it will be difficult to win in November playing in Brazil and Venezuela without NBA talent.

                    Finally there will be one final game on home soil against Venezuela in Feb. and this might be a deciding game again (2015 flashbacks) pending how the team below (Dominican Republic) does.

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                    • Puffer wrote: View Post
                      Great win and an important one. As the front page mentioned, depth is important in the FIBA qualifiers, because NBA players won't be available for many of the games. Since past wins influence future ranking, whenever the NBA players can make it, it is imperative that they do. Corey Jo, Tristan and Kelly O have been carrying their freight for years. They are not alone and kudos for all the players that show up for the camps and support their country.
                      Heck Kelly has been playing since he was 18 years old . Let's not forget Kendal who did it for years also

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                      • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
                        Box Score:

                        http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...l#tab=boxscore

                        20 points, 19 rebounds and 4 steals for Olynk.. packing the stats!
                        16 points, 10 assists for Cojo
                        No Bruno or Bebe

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                        • Hotshot wrote: View Post
                          Still Canada should win in her 2 games remaining with Chile without NBA players.

                          However it will be difficult to win in November playing in Brazil and Venezuela without NBA talent.

                          Finally there will be one final game on home soil against Venezuela in Feb. and this might be a deciding game again (2015 flashbacks) pending how the team below (Dominican Republic) does.
                          If they win both games against Chile that's 8 wins. They've got a huge lead over all other teams in points, which is the 1st tiebreaker, so other teams will need to finish ahead in wins. There's only one scenario where they beat Chile twice and don't qualify:

                          Canada loses to Venezuela twice, plus their remaining game against Brazil and finishes with 8 wins.
                          Brazil and Dominican split their 2 games.
                          Dominican wins both their games against Venezuela.

                          Brazil and Venezuela win both games against VI, Dominican wins both over Chile.

                          In that scenario, you'd have
                          Venezuela: 9
                          Dominican: 9
                          Brazil: 9
                          Canada: 8

                          And even if all of that happened, Canada would still get through unless Uruguay wins 5 of their 6 games with two each against US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, or Panama or Mexico go undefeated.

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                          • octothorp wrote: View Post

                            In that scenario, you'd have
                            Venezuela: 9
                            Dominican: 9
                            Brazil: 9
                            Canada: 8

                            And even if all of that happened, Canada would still get through unless Uruguay wins 5 of their 6 games with two each against US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, or Panama or Mexico go undefeated.
                            That's why Canada needs to go 3-2 and end up with 9 wins, lets not leave things for chances. The top 3 move on and who ever remains will go into some weird matchup scenerio. I still remember 3 years ago Canada lost to Venezuela in the deciding game in a heartbreaker and then they had to play a juggernaut like France to qualify which they failed.

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                            • Venezuela's win over Dominican today gets us a little closer, as the complicated scenario I outlined above is off the table. Now it's impossible for both Dominican and Brazil to get to 9 wins. Two wins likely puts us through.

                              Virgin Islands missed their flight or connection or something and forfeited their game against Brazil today. Just another example of the stupidity of the current qualification system.

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                              • Lay it on me, international fans: what are the chances we're in the 2020 Olympics?
                                It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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