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Jamal Murray & RJ Barrett withdraw from Canada's WC squad

It seems just like the USA team Canada are also dealing with a large number of players pulling out of their World Cup team.

Team Canada's best player (Nuggets guard Jamal Murray) and most highly touted young player (Knicks guard R.J. Barrett) will both attend training camp. But dealing with injuries, neither will go to China.

Other Canadian NBA players no longer in the roster pool:

Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (New Orleans Pelicans)
Brandon Clarke (Memphis Grizzlies)
Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks)
Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies)
Trey Lyles (San Antonio Spurs)
Mfiondu Kabengele (Los Angeles Clippers)
Luguentz Dort (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Marial Shayok (Philadelphia 76ers)

That leaves the only NBA candidates for Team Canada as:

Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat)
Cory Joseph (Sacramento Kings)
Khem Birch (Orlando Magic)
Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors)
Oshae Brissett (Toronto Raptors)


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