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  • guyroch
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    Sadly I don't think Canada is going to play in next summer's Olympics … It's not that I think they can't qualify … I don't think there will be an Olympics next summer .. The coronavirus virus maybe something that will result in the Olympics being canceled . Heck even if not cancelled how many NBA stars would go to Toyko with this virus being such a big story .
    Last edited by guyroch; Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:48 PM.

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  • Puffer
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    guyroch wrote: View Post
    Last night

    Wiggins 27 4 5
    Murray 32 10 assits
    Brandon Clarke ( I know not Canadian ) 27 points
    Tristian Thompson 27 pts 11 boards
    Brooks 11 points
    Barrett 16 points
    Birch 8 points 4 for 5 in shooting

    It could be the most points by Canadians in a given NBA night . They
    did it with Shai not playing .

    That's pretty amazing. Unimaginable just 5 years ago. And just from 7 of the Canadians on NBA teams. Great times.

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  • guyroch
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    Last night

    Wiggins 27 4 5
    Murray 32 10 assits
    Brandon Clarke ( I know not Canadian ) 27 points
    Tristian Thompson 27 pts 11 boards
    Brooks 11 points
    Barrett 16 points
    Birch 8 points 4 for 5 in shooting

    It could be the most points by Canadians in a given NBA night . They
    did it with Shai not playing .





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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    chris wrote: View Post

    chris vernon (who is a memphis guy) said on a recent-ish podcast that brandon clarke doesn't consider himself canadian and tells everyone he's from arizona. which makes sense, he's about as canadian as steve nash is south african or og anunoby is british.

    maybe he takes an opportunity to develop and play for nurse in the summer, but i sort of doubt it and think he'll just concentrate on workouts.
    thanks for reminding me of boucher... that is embarassing that i forgot about them..

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    this summer is going to be great for basketball too!

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    so i just looked at our group for the tournament... and luckily will only have to worry about turkey who isn't even in our group. So i feel strongly about this. I guess greece is the other big threat but I think overall we have a much stronger team at full strength. Our guard rotation is pretty solid. With or without wiggins. We will have SGA/COJO/Brooks/Murray. We have SGA's cousin but I am not sure if he plays in this tourney

    Forwards: Olynyk (can play PF), Wiggins/Barrett is big enough

    Birch is another one we can count on.

    If we combine these guys with possibly one other guy (not sure if Thompson (Tristan)) has a place on this squad but yeah.

    We have a solid bunch of guys. I think based on what I saw last summer I was surprised by how well we did considering the strength of our team. I also think it was pretty clear that we can find ways to score even though we had a talent level, which was effectively sub-par. Our best strength is our wing depth and talent level. Realistically I don't see many wings that can beat us. If wiggins figures his own self out then even better.

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  • Shredder
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post

    Hopefully they say “time to start learning how to win. Go to the worlds.”
    With Both Klay and Steph rushing to get back to play for the US, I wouldn't be surprised if they change Wiggins mind.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    guyroch wrote: View Post

    Wiggins is going to the Warriors . That may sure mean no playoffs and he could play for Canada or built in excuse that he wants to get ready
    for next season ie cause he is going to a new team .
    Hopefully they say “time to start learning how to win. Go to the worlds.”

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  • guyroch
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    007 wrote: View Post

    Good for him. Carved out a nice career (so far) for himself as a second round pick
    Wiggins is going to the Warriors . That may sure mean no playoffs and he could play for Canada or built in excuse that he wants to get ready
    for next season ie cause he is going to a new team .

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  • 007
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    Brooks get a 3 year 32 mil extention. Helps clear up some trouble of being a RFA this summer and should make him able to play
    Good for him. Carved out a nice career (so far) for himself as a second round pick

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Brooks get a 3 year 32 mil extention. Helps clear up some trouble of being a RFA this summer and should make him able to play

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  • guyroch
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    OG also played for rising stars but doesn't play for Britain. I wouldn't take it personally. In fact I get it. You identify with where you grew up.
    Oh I don't take it personally .. Days are gone when this type of news would be devastating … Can't blame the guy he only called Canada his home for the 1st 3 years of his life .. Although if he wanted to play in any World Championships Canada would be a better option .

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  • KeonClark
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    guyroch wrote: View Post

    Well if B
    randon Clarke doesn't think he is Canadian ? Well he is okay being Canadian when asked to play in the rising stars tournament . He wouldn't have made the American side and so he like being Canadian when it's convenient
    OG also played for rising stars but doesn't play for Britain. I wouldn't take it personally. In fact I get it. You identify with where you grew up.

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  • guyroch
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    chris wrote: View Post

    chris vernon (who is a memphis guy) said on a recent-ish podcast that brandon clarke doesn't consider himself canadian and tells everyone he's from arizona. which makes sense, he's about as canadian as steve nash is south african or og anunoby is british.

    maybe he takes an opportunity to develop and play for nurse in the summer, but i sort of doubt it and think he'll just concentrate on workouts.
    Well if B
    randon Clarke doesn't think he is Canadian ? Well he is okay being Canadian when asked to play in the rising stars tournament . He wouldn't have made the American side and so he like being Canadian when it's convenient

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  • chris
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    TaeTaeyeon wrote: View Post
    What do people have as their dream lineups going into qualification at this point (assuming all healthy people play)?

    PG Locks: Jamal Murray, Cory Joseph
    SG Locks: SGA
    SF Locks: Wiggins, Dillon Brooks, RJ Barrett
    PF Locks: None..
    C Locks: Olynyk, Thompson

    That leaves 4 spots. Looks like one more spot for a traditional big so I'd go Boucher since he brings a dimension neither Olynyk or Thompson have but Khem Birch and Nicholson should be considered. From there there's room for a stretch 4, I like Trey Lyles or Brandon Clarke but not both..but I think Brandon Clarke because the rest of the team needs D, not more offense (special consideration to Wiltjer but he'd get killed on D). From there looks like maybe a couple of wings and maybe a ballhandler are possible and I think I'd go Lugentz Dort (killer defender which again this team is lacking) and Nickeil Alexander Walker. NAW is the highest ceiling but he's playing horrible. I have Melvin Ejim in his spot though if things don't shape up. (I also like Kevin Pangos a lot but he's injured and there's too many playmakers already; I think the team could use another 3 and D guy who could play 4)

    So in the end:

    PG: Jamal Murray, Cory Joseph
    SG: SGA, Lugentz Dort, NAW
    SF: Wiggins, Dillon Brooks: RJ Barrett
    PF: Brandon Clarke
    C: Olynyk, Thompson, Boucher
    chris vernon (who is a memphis guy) said on a recent-ish podcast that brandon clarke doesn't consider himself canadian and tells everyone he's from arizona. which makes sense, he's about as canadian as steve nash is south african or og anunoby is british.

    maybe he takes an opportunity to develop and play for nurse in the summer, but i sort of doubt it and think he'll just concentrate on workouts.

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