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  • Another concern was seeing Raptors forward Chris Boucher not dressed for the game, and Canada adding European-based big man Owen Klassen to the roster at the last minute.

    There were suggestions that Boucher may have a personal issue that has come up that could keep him from playing and Klassen’s late arrival would seem to lend so credence to that, although given the front-court size of Australia, Lithuania and Senegal – Canada’s opponents in pool play in China – Klassen’s addition may simply be to get more depth up front.


    Klassen ??? I wonder why Joel Anthony didn't get a call … I know he is 36 but he recently played for Canada and knows most of the players
    Last edited by guyroch; Thu Aug 8th, 2019, 01:04 PM.

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    • Not a good look for Boucher...especially considering who the coach is..
      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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      • KeonClark wrote: View Post
        Not a good look for Boucher...especially considering who the coach is..
        What a loser.
        Is this the dagger!!!?

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        • It states its a personal issue... maybe its family.

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          • Truth Teller wrote: View Post
            It states its a personal issue... maybe its family.
            But then why would you be at the game still
            It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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            • KeonClark wrote: View Post

              But then why would you be at the game still
              Barrett and Murray were there as well....

              I have no idea what Boucher's issue is (and the useless media won't tell us even though they absolutely know what it is) but I have more sympathy for a guy bailing on this tourney for personal reasons than I do when guys leave for days or even weeks during a season for personal reasons.

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              • slaw wrote: View Post

                Barrett and Murray were there as well....

                I have no idea what Boucher's issue is (and the useless media won't tell us even though they absolutely know what it is) but I have more sympathy for a guy bailing on this tourney for personal reasons than I do when guys leave for days or even weeks during a season for personal reasons.
                Let's not give too much props for Barrett and Murray being there … Barrett family lives in Mississauga and so he is in town … It's not like we will see these 2 guys if the game was in Vancouver or Winnipeg .. Sorry if I sound negative but saying it like it is …

                Isn't every Canadian NBA player who isn't there not there for personal reasons ? Powel says he wants to get ready for the upcoming NBA season and I say really ? You are starting next season with the same organization and with the same coach … The U.S team has a bunch of NBA players … Why can all those players play and still be ready for the upcoming season … Heck Walker is starting with a new coach and new organization .




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                • slaw wrote: View Post

                  Barrett and Murray were there as well....

                  I have no idea what Boucher's issue is (and the useless media won't tell us even though they absolutely know what it is) but I have more sympathy for a guy bailing on this tourney for personal reasons than I do when guys leave for days or even weeks during a season for personal reasons.
                  One of the Scrubs brothers just got married 2 days ago but still shows up for camp ...

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                  • I wouldn't speculate at this point as to the reason why Boucher isn't playing.

                    It better be a good reason though, as he is playing in front of his coach who will determined his minutes next season.

                    It's a huge opportunity, it will be a shame to squandered it for a player turning 27 next season.

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                    • guyroch wrote: View Post

                      One of the Scrubs brothers just got married 2 days ago but still shows up for camp ...
                      You can't keep the Scrubb Bros down.
                      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                      • guyroch wrote: View Post

                        Let's not give too much props for Barrett and Murray being there … Barrett family lives in Mississauga and so he is in town … It's not like we will see these 2 guys if the game was in Vancouver or Winnipeg .. Sorry if I sound negative but saying it like it is …

                        Isn't every Canadian NBA player who isn't there not there for personal reasons ? Powel says he wants to get ready for the upcoming NBA season and I say really ? You are starting next season with the same organization and with the same coach … The U.S team has a bunch of NBA players … Why can all those players play and still be ready for the upcoming season … Heck Walker is starting with a new coach and new organization .



                        TBF a lot of their superstars are not playing for Team USA.

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                        • Hotshot wrote: View Post
                          I wouldn't speculate at this point as to the reason why Boucher isn't playing.

                          It better be a good reason though, as he is playing in front of his coach who will determined his minutes next season.

                          It's a huge opportunity, it will be a shame to squandered it for a player turning 27 next season.
                          Personal reasons.

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                          • guyroch wrote: View Post

                            One of the Scrubs brothers just got married 2 days ago but still shows up for camp ...
                            Guys like that don't have the luxury of passing up opportunities....

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                            • slaw wrote: View Post

                              Guys like that don't have the luxury of passing up opportunities....
                              what luxury do you get from this opportunity ? They are doing it for free and in fact they don't have the luxury of a NBA contract if they get hurt.



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                              • Truth Teller wrote: View Post

                                TBF a lot of their superstars are not playing for Team USA.
                                But a lot of stars are still playing.. Its not like everyone said no and only NBA bench players and euro / GLeague players are playing ..

                                Every player on the U.S team have significant role with their NBA team .

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