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The Minnesota Timberwolves duo are playing their first game in Canada as NBA teammates on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors as part of Canada Basketball night. Before the game, they posed for a picture with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Alas, in an embarrasing gaffe, the PMO's official Twitter tagged Bennett — whose Twitter handle is the really confusing @anthonybennett, not even an underscore — but identified him Kyle Lowry, the Raptors point guard, who is from Philadelphia. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2015 Updates

The specifics are still to be determined, but general manager Steve Nash, head coach Jay Triano and company are hoping to use the tournament to prepare for the FIBA Americas, which is being used as the qualification competition for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. That tournament starts in late August. At the top of Canada Basketball’s wish list, obviously, is Andrew Wiggins, soon to be the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Care to commit, Andrew? “It’s a long time away,” Wiggins said before his lone appearance in his quasi-hometown on Wednesday morning. His Timberwolves play the Raptors in the evening. “I’m going to deal with all that once the season is over.” National Post

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Aquille Carr – once a Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. prep phenom – is finalizing contract terms with the Saint John Mill Rats of the Canada National Basketball League, a source told RealGM. Before entering the June NBA Draft, Carr had played 10 games with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He averaged 10.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. Carr left the D-League in January and spent months training for his next professional team – ultimately going undrafted in June. RealGM

Carr’s deal with the Saint John Mill Rats holds an escape clause should the 20-year-old become drafted in next season’s D-League draft, a source said. At 5-foot-6, Carr gained national recognition for his skill level and athletic talent while playing high school basketball at Princeton Day Academy in Baltimore. Carr also played in numerous exhibition, training and in-season games in the D.C. area. RealGM

August 5, 2014 Updates

After Paul George recently got his foot caught under a basket stanchion during a scrimmage in Las Vegas last week, the case for creating additional open space on the baseline in basketball has been gaining support. Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who is playing for Team Canada this summer, had his own baseline issue in an international friendly against Serbia on Monday. Thankfully for Olynyk, the situation wasn’t nearly as serious as George’s injury, but after chasing a loose ball out of bounds, the seven-footer did find his right foot stuck in a courtside billboard. Boston Globe

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