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    A look at who the best Canadian players in NBA History are, the future prospects to keep an eye on and the 12 Canadian players on NBA rosters in 2014 - the highest percentage of any nation outside the United States.

    Why should Canada Basketball fans be excited? Nine of the 12 NBA players are 25 or younger. Hoops up north is on the rise!

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    I've been saying for two years now that Canada will be the next dominant world basketball power to challenge the US. Once you've produced a player like Wiggins, it shows everybody in your country that it's possible. There's really no other country outside of the US that has produced this many players who are both athletic and skilled, and those other countries have a lot of catching up to do in that regard. Having NBDL teams in some of the smaller Canadian cities would definitely help take it to another level in my opinion.

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    Olynyk
    Thompson, Nicholson
    Bennet
    Wiggins, Stauskas
    Corey Joseph, Ennis Tyler

    ... I agree, unless they fail to bring their best teams to most of events, they'll definately become at least a very tough opponent for the rest of the world, if not challenging US at some occasions as well.

    I still remember one tournament where Rick Fox had to try to do it all by himself. This is quite an upgrade on those days.

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    hello,i know that is too early..but can you guess the lineup of canada for the olympics?will all of your stars play?thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgos Alexopoulos View Post
    hello,i know that is too early..but can you guess the lineup of canada for the olympics?will all of your stars play?thank you
    Well we need to qualify for the Olympics via FIBA Americas this summer first. Let's talk about that team first as it will be picked in the next two months.

    At this point I think we are looking at several roster spots as being settled (Credit: Frumble):

    PG: Cory Joseph
    SG: Carl English and Nik Stauskas
    SF: Andrew Wiggins
    PF: Andrew Nicholson and Anthony Bennett
    C: Kelly Olynyk


    Jermaine Anderson, Junior Cadougan, or Kevin Pangos for the back up PG spot (Tyler Ennis is recovering from surgery).
    Brady Heslip, Andy Rautins or Olivier Hanlan for the 5th guard spot.
    Jehvon Shepard, Kris Joseph, or Melvin Ejim for the back-up 3 spot.
    And two of Tristan Thompson, Dwight Powell, Robert Sacre, and Joel Anthony for the other 4/5 spots (with Anthony Bennett in some danger of losing his spot and three of these guys being taken if Tristan Thompson does participate - rumors are he wont play this summer).

    Assuming we qualify for the Olympics you would add Tyler Ennis (PG), Trey Lyles (PF) and Jamal Murray (PG/SG) to that pool and perhaps Dillon Brooks and Kyle Wiltjer.

    Lot's of very young guys, so it is difficult to predict an Olympic team as they are developing and changing quickly, plus NBA players have allot of issues keeping them out of national team duties. The good news for once in our history we have the depth to overcome losing a few top players.

    I think Cory Joseph, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Olynyk are the keys to us - if we have them and most of the others I mention above - we can field a good team.

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    If you would decide between Nick Stauskas Andy Rautins or Brady Heslip, who would you pick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    If you would decide between Nick Stauskas Andy Rautins or Brady Heslip, who would you pick?
    Tough question, it depends on who else is on the team. In a vacuum and At this date I choose Andy Rautins. I highly value maturity and Fiba experience (especially on a young and inexperienced team) of which Rautins has the most of the three by far.

    Nik is obviously expected to be the best of the three but he is the youngest and hasn't proven himself better than Rautins at this moment in time. As the GM of team Canada I would want to lock Nik into the team and get him experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Tough question, it depends on who else is on the team. In a vacuum and At this date I choose Andy Rautins. I highly value maturity and Fiba experience (especially on a young and inexperienced team) of which Rautins has the most of the three by far.

    Nik is obviously expected to be the best of the three but he is the youngest and hasn't proven himself better than Rautins at this moment in time. As the GM of team Canada I would want to lock Nik into the team and get him experience.
    Thanks! I am a big fan of all three.

    Used to watch Rautins during his time with the Knicks. Heslip and his prowess of shooting with Reno got a lot of attention and even got a praise from Steve Nash. Nik can only get better, although I am disappointed that we traded him and most likely he'll make us regret that in the future.

    If I were to pick an order: Rautins > Stauskas > Heslip. Which too, was tough for me. I think Rautins is the best defender among the three with Stauskas having the most upside. Heslip I think has the microwave factor where he can shoot back a team into a game and open up spaces within the defense.
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    why thompson is out for the fiba americas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgos Alexopoulos View Post
    why thompson is out for the fiba americas?
    Contract negotiations with the Cavs

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHBB View Post
    I've been saying for two years now that Canada will be the next dominant world basketball power to challenge the US. Once you've produced a player like Wiggins, it shows everybody in your country that it's possible. There's really no other country outside of the US that has produced this many players who are both athletic and skilled, and those other countries have a lot of catching up to do in that regard. Having NBDL teams in some of the smaller Canadian cities would definitely help take it to another level in my opinion.
    That is still a long off. Canada has some good players but Europe has more talent right now and they are actually changing how the game is played. If you look at the NBA, you see so many European players and the systems are based on Europe Style Ball hence more shooting and finesse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydz N The Hood View Post
    A look at who the best Canadian players in NBA History are, the future prospects to keep an inro.in/watch-movies-online/ inro.in/cyberghost/ inro.in/expressvpn/ eye on and the 12 Canadian players on NBA rosters in 2014 - the highest percentage of any nation outside the United States.

    Why should Canada Basketball fans be excited? Nine of the 12 NBA players are 25 or younger. Hoops up north is on the rise!

    http://www.boydznthehood.com/north-r...an-basketball/
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    I agree, unless they fail to bring their best teams to most of events, they'll definately become at least a very tough opponent for the rest of the world, if not challenging US at some occasions as well.

    I still remember one tournament where Rick Fox had to try to do it all by himself. This is quite an upgrade on those days.

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