Monday, 9 August 2010

Canada Basketball: Bonner still awaiting citizenship

Matt Bonner would be a 30 minute per game addition to Canada's 2010 FIBA World Championship tournament squad. With a big-man offensive game well suited to international game, Bonner would allow Canada, which will already be unsized, to keep the floor spread. A legitimate NBAer, he would be a fixture in a rotation already reeling from the loss due to injury of two minute-eaters in Carl English and Jesse Young.

Red Rocket grounded... Bonner's chances of suiting up for Canada are slim


It seems the Red Rocket will not be blasting off to the world championship later this month with the Canadian men’s basketball team.

Former Raptor Matt Bonner, now a member of the San Antonio Spurs, wanted desperately to play for his adopted country in Turkey, but that’s not likely going to happen because the federal government has yet to grant him citizenship — even though Bonner and Canada Basketball have done everything in their power toward that goal.

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