Canada Missing Wiggins, Stauskas, Ennis, Bennett, Thompson

Canada Basketball is missing Wiggins, Stauskas, Ennis, Bennett & Thompson this summer, but still has NBA players

As Team Canada prepares to head overseas for a series of 11 exhibition games against the top National basketball teams in Europe, they will be missing many of the current and future star players who will be needed next summer in order to win a trip to the 2016 Olympics.

For various reasons Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Joel Anthony, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas and Tyler Ennis will not be…

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Cory Joseph Brings Leadership To A Young Team Canada

Cory Joseph Brings Leadership To A Young Team Canada “I definitely put a lot on my shoulders,” Joseph said.

Canada’s Senior Mens National Team (SMNT) is young, so young in fact that General Manager Steve Nash says, “Guys that have been in the NBA for two or three years, those are veterans on this team.” Cory Joseph is one of those veterans and Team Canada is looking to him for leadership as they head out on an 11 game exhibition series in Europe that starts on Thursday in Slovenia.

Last summer Joseph…

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Team Canada Is Getting Canadian Players And Coaches Jobs

Team Canada Is Getting Canadian Players And Coaches Jobs “Hopefully we can show off some guys & get them employed”

Playing for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team can do more for a young Canadian basketball player than just boost his national pride, there are professional jobs to be won as a result of playing for one’s Country. The European tour that Team Canada is about to embark on is a showcase of Canadian talent right in the backyard of some of the best professional basketball leagues outside the U.S. and…

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Team Canada To Platoon Players On European Tour

Team Canada To Platoon Players On European Tour “We will manage minutes & probably platoon a little bit to start”

Team Canada is enjoying an overabundance of young exceptional talent for the first time in its history and this presents a challenge for Head Coach Jay Triano and his staff. Most of the roster expected to compete next summer at the FIBA Americas tournament to fight for a coveted spot at the Olympics has little or no high level international experience and this summer’s European exhibition tour is…

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Steve Nash Excited To Mentor Team Canada This Summer

Steve Nash Excited To Mentor Team Canada This Summer “It is all about the experience,” Nash confirmed.

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team kicked off their summer program at the Air Canada Center on Sunday as they prepare for a jam packed four weeks of practices and games against top teams in Europe. After three days of practice in Toronto, Team Canada will arrive in Venice on Wednesday to begin a tour of friendly exhibition games against Slovenia, Ukraine, Georgia, Croatia, Serbia,…

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Raptors Net A Needed Veteran Scorer With Lou Williams

Raptors net a needed Veteran Scorer with Lou Williams, “come off the bench, bring energy & score the basketball”

The Toronto Raptors netted themselves a proven veteran scorer from the Hawks when they sent the non-guaranteed contract of John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and the rights to Lucas Nogueira. Toronto assumed the final season of Williams three-year $15.7 million contract and the Hawks waived Salmons for $1 million.

The 6’2 Williams was a big time contributor off the bench for the 76ers over…

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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/20/14

Lou Williams, Patterson, Vasquez, Johnson, Elijah Millsap, DeRozan, Valanciunas, Nogueira, Buycks, Raptors & more

On Pro Bball Report last week: Lou Williams and Patrick Patterson on Raptors playoffs, Greivis Vasquez on Toronto, James Johnson returns, Patterson’s confidence, Elijah Millsap, Raptors fans, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira questions, Dwight Buycks waived and more.

Playoffs Are Not Enough For Raptors Veteran Lou Williams
Lou Williams phone interview
“Based on the season that they had last year, based on…

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Playoffs Are Not Enough For Raptors Veteran Lou Williams

Playoffs Are Not Enough For Raptors Veteran Lou Williams - “just making the playoffs isn’t good enough.”

For the Raptors newest veteran Lou Williams merely getting back to the playoffs isn’t enough. After meeting his teammates and knowing what he can bring to the table, Williams expects more. Toronto has a young team, although like Williams, they are becoming a team of young veterans. Williams sees himself as one of the older players and he likes what he sees.

“I think I’m the oldest guy on the team…

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Raptors Dwight Buycks Expected To Land Safely With Maccabi

Soon to be former Raptors PG Dwight Buycks expected to very quickly land safely with Maccabi for next season

Earlier on Saturday Shams Charnia of RealGM tweeted that the Toronto Raptors were about to release backup point guard Dwight Buycks prior to his contract becoming guaranteed for next season. Sportando then confirmed their earlier reports that Buycks was close to a deal with Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv in Israel.

This move by the Raptors was not completely unexpected after Toronto acquired veteran…

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Raptors Prospect Lucas Nogueira On His Way To Real Madrid?

Raptors rookie prospect Lucas Nogueira was recently acquired in a trade with the Hawks and has been playing on Toronto’s Summer League team in Las Vegas, however, the young center was still under contract with Asefa Estudiantes in Spain for one more season at the time of the trade and there was always a risk that his 600,000 € buyout would get in the way of his coming to the NBA this season.

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