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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

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Canada’s senior men’s basketball team will be without two key players for its short summer season. A shoulder injury will sideline NBA No. 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett while Canada’s second 2013 lottery pick, Kelly Olynyk has been forced out of the qualification tournament for the 2014 basketball World Cup. “He’s so keen about wanting to play but the Celtics had some concerns,” national team head coach Jay Triano said of Olynyk, who has been with senior program since 2010. Toronto Star

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About 12 years after leading Canada to the quarterfinals of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Nash became the national team's general manager nine months ago in hopes of increasing the team's international prestige. "I could still be playing for the national team," said Nash, who stopped playing for the national team after 2007. "But the reason I did it early is because I felt like the program needed a change. "Most importantly, there's a bunch of kids I feel I can help." Los Angeles Daily News

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