FIBA Americas Rumors
Ryan Wolstat: Trey Lyles said he’s in touch with Nash and others at Canada Basketball and they understand this summer is about process of making NBA. Lyles said he’d love to see Canada qualify for Olympics this summer and can’t wait to suit up with the others going forward.
According to Team Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili will not play for his home country at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship this summer in Monterrey, Mexico. “Ginobili is not going to be in Monterrey. I have the authority to say that he will not be part of this tournament. He is going through a long season in the NBA and it is an important moment in his career.” said Hernandez during an interview with the radio program” One on One.” This will be the second summer in a row Manu will not suit up for Team Argentina. Last summer, he held himself out due to injury. Considering Manu has been banged up a few times during this NBA season and his age, it is not too surprising he will not play in Mexico.
Luckily for Thompson, and perhaps the Cavs, he had a great opportunity to work on the switch in game conditions as the Canadians competed in the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. “It was picture perfect,” Thompson said of the chance to compete at such a high level. “You can drill it. You can have dummy defense. But nothing’s like the game. So I used that time to try to qualify and represent my country but also to gain game experience with the right hand. It was a great experience, getting 15 or 20 games under my belt with the right hand. It was a positive.”