Bennett, the Brampton product who’s scuffled through a couple of NBA seasons trying to find his game and a niche, had 17 points and six rebounds as Canada pulled away in the final two minute to beat Argentina 88-83 in Pan Am Games preliminary round action at the Ryerson Athletic Centre. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward may not have found an NBA comfort zone but he’s had times he’s dominated in international play and Canadian officials hope another summer with the national team will work long-term magic. “He’s come in with a great attitude, he’s really hungry to represent his country and improve and this is a really important summer for him,” national team general manager Steve Nash said. “He’s a had a tough go his first two years but he’s really good kid so you just want to be here as a resource and help him realize his potential and play a lot and figure some things out with his game and where he can maximize his advantages on the floor. But most important he’s worked hard, he’s got a great attitude and he’s put himself in position to improve.”
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McGrath, who co-anchors “America’s Pregame” on Fox Sports 1, said Tuesday that Garnett refused to talk with her for one year until he found out she was the Boston Celtics’ web reporter and in-arena host. Once he knew, Garnett told his teammates “she’s one of our own, she’s good.” McGrath said their relationship improved after that, but that wasn’t the case for every reporter. Garnett allegedly refused to talk to another Celtics beat writer “for a month” after she wrote something he didn’t like, McGrath added.
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