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  • golden
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    you think the scrubbs get a spot?

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  • KeonClark
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Hope SGA plays.. he's our best Canadian (and no it's not Murray). But yeah should be a great tourney if most of these guys show up.

    My starting line up would go: SGA, Dort, Wiggins, RJ, Olynyk.

    Dort gives them some defense / edge. Brooks is a ball hog, and would take it away from SGA or Wiggins. RJ has to start. So play small with him and Wiggins at the 3/4. And bring Boucher, Brooks, Birch off the bench.

    Tristan won't play.. he doesn't give a sh!t about Canada anymore. Cojo will be there, but shouldn't get any minutes lol. Hopefully we can get Dwight Powell. He'd be good too.
    That's an outstanding starting lineup. A lot of youth, good chemistry, great defense. That team coached by Nick Nurse could be great, especially in 4 years time, swap out Wiggins for Murray and have Wiggins be the 6 man scorer

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    golden wrote: View Post

    CoJo and Olynyk are automatic - if they want to play, it's their choice. Team Canada has basically been those 2 guys + the Scrubbs for close to a decade.

    Team USA could have problems with chemistry early on. They will probably end up picking mostly offensive guys who will have to become role players and defensive specialists. In a win-or-go-home format, you could catch them at a point where they haven't quite figured it out yet.
    you think the scrubbs get a spot?

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  • Puffer
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    The fact we are at a point where we are even debating if an reliable NBA backup P.G in CoJo should be on the team shows how far the program/talent has come.
    Also gotta wonder if some of these guy make it into the second round-Brooks/R.J/Powell. How quick they can turn around and make it to camp. A long 2nd round series would end in Mid june and the play-in tourney starts June 29th. Camp would have to be at least a week if not more before. Going to be a quick turn around
    A lot of these guys are experienced at the international game, with FIBA rules. Plus they have already played together. If Giannis is still in the playoffs/finals and can't make it. Canada should advance.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    The fact we are at a point where we are even debating if an reliable NBA backup P.G in CoJo should be on the team shows how far the program/talent has come.
    Also gotta wonder if some of these guy make it into the second round-Brooks/R.J/Powell. How quick they can turn around and make it to camp. A long 2nd round series would end in Mid june and the play-in tourney starts June 29th. Camp would have to be at least a week if not more before. Going to be a quick turn around

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  • golden
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    I think you need cojo because of the vet leadership and he has earned the right to be there.


    I see Cojo and Alexander-Walker on the bench. RJ backing up Wiggins or potentially playing with Wiggins would be nutty. We will see.

    I think Dort, Brooks as well. It is crazy how much we have just upgraded our talent even though we always fight and do DECENTLY in recent memory given that we had Jamal Murray pull out and Olynk got injured and a few other things happened. I think Boucher also didn't play for us in the last tournament for some reason. So I think this will be big.


    If we had Murray oh man. It's getting to the point where we have a wing rotation that can really compete with the best. Realistically we have a young solid team and if you look at team USA. It is solid right now but I think once Lebron say's no and the rest of them say no they will struggle. Harden, Lebron, and others have kind of done their time. Also they are all getting older and injuries are worrisome for them. I think there is a chance that they go through a bit of a down turn. Look at the last tournament...
    CoJo and Olynyk are automatic - if they want to play, it's their choice. Team Canada has basically been those 2 guys + the Scrubbs for close to a decade.

    Team USA could have problems with chemistry early on. They will probably end up picking mostly offensive guys who will have to become role players and defensive specialists. In a win-or-go-home format, you could catch them at a point where they haven't quite figured it out yet.

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  • Primer
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    I think you need cojo because of the vet leadership and he has earned the right to be there.


    I see Cojo and Alexander-Walker on the bench. RJ backing up Wiggins or potentially playing with Wiggins would be nutty. We will see.

    I think Dort, Brooks as well. It is crazy how much we have just upgraded our talent even though we always fight and do DECENTLY in recent memory given that we had Jamal Murray pull out and Olynk got injured and a few other things happened. I think Boucher also didn't play for us in the last tournament for some reason. So I think this will be big.


    If we had Murray oh man. It's getting to the point where we have a wing rotation that can really compete with the best. Realistically we have a young solid team and if you look at team USA. It is solid right now but I think once Lebron say's no and the rest of them say no they will struggle. Harden, Lebron, and others have kind of done their time. Also they are all getting older and injuries are worrisome for them. I think there is a chance that they go through a bit of a down turn. Look at the last tournament...
    Nobody has earned the right to be there. Canada Basketball has been a big loser for basically forever. Cojo will have to win his spot in training camp just like everyone else. If we were awarding roster spots based on time spent with team Canada there are a lot of non NBA players that deserve it more than Cojo, Brady Heslip for instance.

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  • planetmars
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    I suspect Oshae will make the team as well. He did well in Indiana once they picked him up.

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    The Great One wrote: View Post

    Alexander-Walker > CoJo.
    I think you need cojo because of the vet leadership and he has earned the right to be there.


    I see Cojo and Alexander-Walker on the bench. RJ backing up Wiggins or potentially playing with Wiggins would be nutty. We will see.

    I think Dort, Brooks as well. It is crazy how much we have just upgraded our talent even though we always fight and do DECENTLY in recent memory given that we had Jamal Murray pull out and Olynk got injured and a few other things happened. I think Boucher also didn't play for us in the last tournament for some reason. So I think this will be big.


    If we had Murray oh man. It's getting to the point where we have a wing rotation that can really compete with the best. Realistically we have a young solid team and if you look at team USA. It is solid right now but I think once Lebron say's no and the rest of them say no they will struggle. Harden, Lebron, and others have kind of done their time. Also they are all getting older and injuries are worrisome for them. I think there is a chance that they go through a bit of a down turn. Look at the last tournament...

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    DanH wrote: View Post

    I would expect Birch off the bench, Olynyk starting at C, and a SGA/Brooks/Wiggins/RJ look. Alternatively could start Boucher at PF beside Olynyk and have Brooks and Birch as your 6 and 7.
    Dwight Powell at PF?

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    Dr Hannibal Lecter wrote: View Post

    Wiggins will never play for team canada, his not that type of player 2 play for his country, very selfish individual.
    Maybe I'm wrong and he grew up while playing for golden state, I don't know..there are tons of better Canadian basketball players than him,it wouldn't hurt 2 have him, his a talent, but not a fan of him.
    lol he literally just announced it on his instagram

    EDITED* saw the rest of the conversation after my bad for laughing but yeah. I was surprised though too.
    Last edited by TrueTorontoFan; Tue May 25, 2021, 11:27 AM.

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  • planetmars
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    Hope SGA plays.. he's our best Canadian (and no it's not Murray). But yeah should be a great tourney if most of these guys show up.

    My starting line up would go: SGA, Dort, Wiggins, RJ, Olynyk.

    Dort gives them some defense / edge. Brooks is a ball hog, and would take it away from SGA or Wiggins. RJ has to start. So play small with him and Wiggins at the 3/4. And bring Boucher, Brooks, Birch off the bench.

    Tristan won't play.. he doesn't give a sh!t about Canada anymore. Cojo will be there, but shouldn't get any minutes lol. Hopefully we can get Dwight Powell. He'd be good too.

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  • The Great One
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Add Dort, CoJo & TT and you have 2 complete 5-man units.

    Nurse can use hockey lineups.... which would be entirely appropriate for Team Canada.
    Alexander-Walker > CoJo.

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  • The Great One
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    Really sucks that Jamal Murray is out. He's Canada's best player.

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  • golden
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    007 wrote: View Post
    SGA-Brooks-Wiggins-Olynyk-Birch starting lineup with RJ and Boucher as the firepower off the bench?
    Add Dort, CoJo & TT and you have 2 complete 5-man units.

    Nurse can use hockey lineups.... which would be entirely appropriate for Team Canada.

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