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Tordawg
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Well that’s it for Canadian starters or rotation players in the playoffs. Nuggets lost a close one in Game 7 and with that Jamal Murray is done. However, they are a young team and I’m sure Jamal will be getting another shot ar the Chip. Go Raptors Go.
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Jamal Murray going to get 5 year $170 million for 20-21 thru 24-25. I guess running those hills after missed free throws under his father's tutelage in Kitchener was worth it . . . Cory Joseph is going to the Kings . . . Dwight Powell getting three year extension $33 million starting 20-21 . . . Canada Day keeps getting better, lol.
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2019 NBA Summer League MVP
Brandon Clarke

2019 NBA Summer League First Team All-Star
Brandon Clarke
Nikeil Alexander-Walker

2019 NBA Summer League Second Team All-Star
Chris Boucher

All three have been invited to the SMNT WC Try Outs.
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Went to a Raptors defensive blow out of the Knicks last night. It was a tossup between Scotiabank Arena with RJ's NBA Canadian debut and Mattamy Centre to see the Battle of the 6ix, RU vs UofT, lol. After the game was decided the fourth quarter had a few minutes when there were four (4) Canucks on the hardwood at the same time. Barrett, Brazdeikis, Boucher, Brissett. A precursor of things to come? Years ago I went to a NCAA Division 1 game, Canisus vs St. Bonaventure, featuring at one point six (6) Canadians on the floor at the same time. Clarke, Mungar, Alexander, Forester? Memory is failing me I'll add the other two when and if it returns or if I do the geek thing and look up the old rosters online. My prediction is there will be 30 Canadians gainfully employed fulltime in the NBA in the near future with some years reaching a high of 35.
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NBA Draft July 29, 2021

Lottery

#11 Joshua Primo, 6'6" 190 lbs, 12-24-2002, SG, San Antonio Spurs
18 years old and looks 16 in the face
Shot 43.1% from arc for Alabama in Freshman year
Huge shooting potential.
Repped Canada at 2019 U19 World Cup

#12 Chris Duarte, 6'6" 190 lbs, 6-13-1997, SG, Indiana Pacers
Born in Dominican Republic. Raised in Montréal until 15 y.o.
Athletic perimeter scorer. All around shot maker.
He'll be entering his prime still under a rookie contract (money saver for team - whatever)

2nd Round

#46 Dalano Baton, 6'9" 204 lbs, 11-07-1999, PG, Toronto Raptors
Born in Toronto
You can always use a 6'9" point guard
Had a triple double while at Nebraska
Listed as 6'7" in 2018 when playing in Signature All Canadian Showcase and Biosteel All Canadian Game
Teammate with Luguentz Dort in those above mentioned H.S. All Canadian games.

Let's see how they do in the Summer League?
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Undrafted

AJ Lawson 6'6" 177 lbs, SG, 07-15-2000, Miami Heat
From Brampton, Ontario
Played college at South Carolina
Will play in summer league, don't know if the contract will take him farther than that, but I would assume so.
As a junior, he averaged 16.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
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RJ has 46 pts. Moves into the top 5 for Canadian single game scorer. The others are Murray 50, 48, Wiggins 47, Murray 46.
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We're down to seven teams left in the playoffs and by the time this is posted it might be four. So here are the Canadians still left in the hunt for the LOB with their playoff stats.

Dillon Brooks, Memphis
6-7 / 225 lbs
G 10, GS 10, PPG 13.1, RPG 2.6, APG 2.9 MPG 29.6

Brandon Clarke, Memphis
6-8 / 215 lbs
G 11, PPG 12.7, RPG 7.3, APG 1.8 MPG 25.2

Andrew Wiggins, GSW
6-7 / 197 lbs
G 10, GS 10, PPG 14.2, RPG 6.5, APG 1.3 MPG 30.7

Dwight Powell, Dallas
6-10 / 240 lbs
G 12, GS 12, PPG 3.6, RPG 2.7, APG 0.3 MPG 15.0

Lindell Wigginton, Bucks
6-1 / 189 lbs
No Playoff Stats

Michael Mulder, Miami
6-3 / 195 lbs
No Playoff Stats

Nik Stauskas, Boston
6-6 / 207 lbs
No Playoff Stats
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And now it is two Wiggins and Stauskas.
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Tordawg wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:48 pm And now it is two Wiggins and Stauskas.
And since Stauskas never sees the floor, it's just Wiggins now.
Have to say I can't believe this is the same guy who was doggin' it with the T-Wolves.
Then again Minnesota is the place ballers go to die.
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NBA Draft June 23, 2022

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#6 Bennedict Mathurin 6'6" 205 lbs SG June 19, 2002 Arizona Sophomore Indiana Pacers
Highest draft pick from Quebec ever. Will join fellow Montrealer, Chris Duarte, at Indiana.
Speaks four languages (French, English, Spanish, Creole, learning Portuguese)
Grew up in same Montréal-Nord neighbourhood as Luguentz Dort whom he looked up to as a Big Brother
PAC-12 POY
Consensus 2nd Team All-American
Repped Canada at FIBA U19 World Championship 2021. Bronze Medal.
Sensational athlete. Elite spot-up shooter. Rim punisher.
Attended NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City

#7 Shaedon Sharpe 6'5" 200 lbs SG May 30, 2003 Kentucky Portland Trailblazers
First London, Ontario draft pick.
Was #1 high school prospect
Enrolled at Kentucky in January. Practised, but never played any games.
Elite run/jump athlete with strength to play through contact.
Almost 7 ft wingspan (6'11.5")
Huge potential. Let's see how that turns out.

2nd Round

#31 Andrew Nembhard 6'5" 195 lbs PG January 30, 2000 Gonzaga Senior Indiana Pacers
Aurora, Ontario native
His brother, Ryan, plays D1 at Creighton.
Played high school at Montverde Academy with RJ Barrett.
First two years at Florida. Last two at Gonzaga. Undefeated regular season as Junior, lost in NCAA Championship game.
Outstanding court vision. Disruptive defender.
Four year starter in college.

#32 Caleb Houstan 6'8" 200 lbs SF January 9, 2003 Michigan Freshman Orlando Magic
From Mississauga, Ontario
Floor spacing spot-up shooter
Led Canada in scoring, 17 ppg, at 2021 FIBA U19 World Championship
Undefeated season winning national high school championship at Montverde Academy

Benn and Shae both were unconventional in their journey to the NBA. Benn playing high school in Mexico with NBA Academy got NBA level training and travel as they played other global NBA acadamies. Shae classified early and did not play any college or G League games. We'll soon see if their routes bear fruit as Summer League starts soon. Canadians got shafted at 31 & 32. I bet if they were Americans they would have gone in the 1st round. Andrew and Caleb will now get a chance to prove their doubters wrong.
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