Canadian basketball fans are going to have one obvious reason to focus in on the United States team when the FIBA World Cup kicks off in late August. If the Americans, always the favourites in international tournaments, win the event, they will earn an automatic spot in 2016’s Olympic basketball tournament. That would leave them out of the running to claim one of the two Olympic spots up for grabs at next summer’s FIBA Americas, making Canada’s quest for one of those berths significantly easier.
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The U.S. team’s training camp started in Las Vegas on Monday, and it is more than just a chance for some very good players to get used to playing with some other very good players. You could make a case that no more than five or six (depending on what you think of…
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