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Steve Nash: "Andrew (Wiggins) has shown a lot of interest and right now he not only has a lot of attention on him after a phenomenally trying last year, but his team is also really concerned about him and what he does and what he doesn't. But Andrew has shown interest and the Cavs have shown interest (in him playing for Canada). There's a chance he could be here this summer. I know he wants to be here but right now he has to fulfill his obligations to his (NBA) team." HoopsAddict.com

June 5, 2014 Updates

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team will travel to Europe this summer for a series of 11 exhibition games, but it remains unclear if rising Canadian stars Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis or Nik Stauskas will young the team. All three are projected first-round picks in the June 26 NBA Draft, with Wiggins projected as a top-three pick, and they could be busy with their new NBA teams during the European tour which runs July 24-Aug. 12. “We are waiting so that we can build a relationship with the team that drafts these players and make sure that we are doing what is best for everyone involved,” Canadian coach Jay Triano told SNY.tv. ZagsBlog.com

February 7, 2014 Updates

Canadian men’s national team coach Jay Triano expects Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Anthony Bennett and the country’s talented young core of basketball players to compete in Olympic qualifying in 2015. But he says the big payoff with this group might not come until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “The future’s going to be great,” Triano, an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday following a 94-90 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. ”But it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s not going to happen at the next Olympics, it might be the following Olympics.” SheridanHoops

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France has the most international players, including the Spurs' Tony Parker, with 10. Canada has eight representatives while Australia and Spain each have five. Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Russia and Turkey each have four. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

October 4, 2013 Updates

Assistant coach Jay Triano was the coach of the Canada’s national team that competed in the FIBA Americas Championship (formerly the Tournament of the Americas) in Venezuela in August and September. The tournament served as a qualifier for next year’s World Cup (formerly the World Championships). Canada, with a team that featured NBA players Andrew Nicholson (Orlando), Cory Joseph (San Antonio) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland), showed plenty of promise by going 3-1 in group play, but lost its final three games by single-digit margins and did not finish in the top four that qualified for the World Cup. “We’re going to be good, but we’ve got to get used to the international game,” Triano said. “We just don’t know how to play the international game – how to not have guys flop against you, the physicality of it, what you can get away with.” Oregonian

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One of the more peculiar developments of the NBA offseason has been the switch of Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson to become a right-handed shooter. Previously, the fellow Brampton, Ontario, native as No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett also shot with his left hand. Not anymore, as we’ve learned last month. Sunday afternoon, Rogers Sportsnet’s Michael Grange lit up the NBA world with this tweet: “Update: Tristan Thompson is now 29/37 (78%) FTs right-handed over nine games. Was 58% career as a lefty.” Waiting For Next Year

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Celtics rookie 7-footer Kelly Olynyk will not compete for the Canadian national team this summer because of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation in the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It’s considered a nagging but painful injury. “Nothing too serious, but he just needs to rest and recover,” a source close to the Canadian national team said Monday. Boston Globe

July 29, 2013 Updates

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