Canadian Drop Outs

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RJ Barrett, Dwight Powell Opt to Sit Out of September’s FIBA World Cup

The Canadian Men’s team took a big hit this past week just about a month out from the FIBA World Cup.

New York Knicks lottery pick RJ Barrett will join NBA players Tristan Thompson and Andrew Wiggins as big Canadian names to skip out on the FIBA World Cup. Wiggins did not receive an invite, while Thompson chose to sit this year out. The son of the National Team’s general manager, Barrett will focus on rehabbing a mild calf strain sustained during Las Vegas Summer League in hopes of entering training camp healthy.

Barrett isn’t the only name to drop out this week for Canada.

Newly re-signed Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell has also chosen to skip out on the World Cup in order to place his focus on coming into the next NBA season healthy. The 28-year old signed a 4-year, $37-million extension with the Mavericks this offseason.

If the Canadians hope to compete in this upcoming World Cup, Nick Nurse’s team cannot afford to lose anymore of its stars.

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