The muscles of the NBA show in Canada beyond the fact that it hosts the Raptors. Not only was it the country with the most players in the NBA (19) at the start of the season, it’s nearly three times closer (Australia and France, seven).
But his international history has not been matched by his production of talents such as Steve Nash, Jamal Magloire, Tristan Thompson and Rick Fox. 7th place in 24 appearances in world Cup And in nine Olympic Games more than 80 years ago, he achieved his only medal (bronze in Berlin in 1936).
But in his next international commitment, he plans to begin revealing his roadmap as he looks to rise to the podium in Paris 2024 and achieve his best World Cup place.
The competitor who will take the exam is the Dominican Republic. North American forces in Hamilton, on Canada Day, July 1st, will welcome Team Quisquey under the last window of this first stage of the championship qualifying process. world Cup year 2023.
For this, the Canadian Federation last week presented the temporary team that has been announced since the summer to make the trip and in which there are 12 active players in the NBA.
They are Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Pelicans), RJ Barrett (Knicks), Khem Birch (Raptors), Oshae Brissett (Pacers), Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies), Luguentz Dort (Thunder), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder), and Cory Joseph ( Pistons), Kevin Bangus (Cavaliers) and Dwight Powell (Mavericks). It also includes the injured Jamal Murray (Nuggets) and Kelly Olynyk (Pistons), but their options to play against Melvin Lopez are low.
Noah could improve with Andrew Wiggins (Warriors), but the shooting guard preparing for the League Finals hasn’t said yes yet.
The Canadians (4-0) and the Dominicans (3-1) are ranked in Group C and will face Argentina, Venezuela and Panama in the next stage. America has seven tickets for next year’s World Cup between Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.