Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/Canada Rising’ Category

Catch up on Canadian players as new NBA season tips off

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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With the 2015-16 NBA season tipping off Tuesday night, and the Toronto Raptors opening on Wednesday, here's an update on the players who were also on Canada's men's national team roster.

Andrew Wiggins will be NBA’s breakout player: GMs

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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NBA general managers believe Canada's Andrew Wiggins is due for a breakout season. The 20-year-old from Vaughan, Ont., in his second season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, received 17.2 per cent of the votes in the NBA.com GM survey.

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves in Winnipeg for Canada Series

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
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Andrew Wiggins, a Vaughan, Ont., native and reigning NBA rookie of the year was back on home soil for his Minnesota Timberwolves' pre-season game Saturday night in Winnipeg against the Chicago Bulls.

Raptors officially announce signing of Canadian Anthony Bennett

Monday, September 28th, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors have officially announced the signing of Canadian forward Anthony Bennett. The Brampton, Ont., forward reportedly signed a one-year, league-minimum deal.

Anthony Bennett confirms signing with Raptors

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Anthony Bennett on Twitter that he has signed with the Raptors, confirming a move that has been the subject of speculation for the past couple of days.

Is Anthony Bennett a good fit for the Raptors?

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
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Canadian Anthony Bennett cleared waivers on Friday and, according to reports, he is expected to sign a contract with the Toronto Raptors next week.

Canada Rising: Heartbreak at FIBA Americas

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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Get an inside look at the Canadian men's basketball team's dramatic semifinal loss at the FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico City, which cost them a spot (for now) in the 2016 Olympics.

Cory Joseph hits awesome buzzer-beater for Canada

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Cory Joseph ensured that Canada left the FIBA Americas tournament with something to show for their efforts when he hit a buzzer-beater in the bronze-medal game against Mexico on Saturday night.

Canada ends FIBA Americas on a high note

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Cory Joseph hit the winning bucket with no time left on the clock as the Canadian men's national team took third place at the FIBA Americas basketball championship by beating host Mexico 87-86 on Saturday.

Canada’s Olympic hopes take hit with heartbreaking loss

Friday, September 11th, 2015
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Canada suffered a heartbreaking 79-78 loss to Venezuala at the FIBA Americas on Thursday, putting on hold their hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.