Friday, 20 August 2010

Canada looks to get healthy

Canada gets set to meet FIBA #1 Argentina this coming Saturday at the Efes Pilsen tournament in Turkey, the final tuneup tournament (3 games in 3 days) prior to the start of the FIBA World championships later this month.  Canada also will tangle with the host Turks who feature former Toronto Raptor Hedo Turkoglu as well as emerging 6'10" Ersan Ilyasova, who was a solid rotation guy with Milwaukee Bucks this past season, averaging over 10 ppg.

Follow Efes Pilsen World Cup 9 beginning with Argentina/Canada, which begins at 12:30 PM ET on Saturday via this tournament live stats & statistics link

Canada's Motto:  Get Healthy (Globe & Mail article by Michael Grange)

Coach Leo Rautins just wants his Canadian men’s national basketball team to be in good health when they reach the world championship in Turkey at the end of the month.
Topping the list of concerns is his son, Andy Rautins, a New York Knicks draft pick and the national team’s leading scorer last summer. He is sidelined with pain in his surgically repaired left knee, in which he tore his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Canada at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007. Rautins tweaked the knee in the second of two games against France in Toronto last week, and did not play in a subsequent tournament in Greece.

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Also, BC newspaper North Shore outlook profiles Tyler Kepkay and Robert Sacre

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