Canada produced a dud in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
But it’s not too late for Canada to reach the 2020 Olympics.
The Canadians will host an Olympic Qualifying Tournament this summer. And their best player plans to compete.
Nuggets guard Jamal Murray:
This is an important announcement, not just because Murray is so talented, but because participation can snowball. If they believe Canada has a better chance because Murray is participating, other top Canadians could be more likely to suit up.
Still, it’s a long time until the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. As much as anyone wants to play, there’s a lot of time for obstacles to interfere – including the NBA season.
The Olympic Qualifying Tournament begins June 23. The NBA Finals could end as late as June 21.