October 18, 2021

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The NBA has 17 Canadians in its ranks, a record

The NBA has 17 Canadians in its ranks, a record

(Toronto) Canada shines brighter than ever in the NBA.


The Canadian Press

The Silver Tour announced on Tuesday that 17 of the 107 international players in the league are national athletes.

107 players came from 41 countries.

Photo by Chris Young, archives by Canadian Press

Chris Boucher

Canadians include Quebecars Chris Boucher (Raptors), Lugentz Dart (Thunder), Khem Birch (Magic) and Karim Mane (Magic). The next is a two-sided agreement.

The maple leaf also shines through Jamal Murray (Nuggets), Shay Gilgias-Alexander (Thunder), Andrew Wiggins (Warriors), RJ Barrett (Nix), Dwight Powell (Mavericks), Kelly Olinick (Heat) and Dillon Brooks (play). Grizzlies), et al.

There are at least 100 international players for the seventh year in a row. Each of the 30 teams will have at least one.

France has nine delegates, one more than Australia.

The Wizards lead the league with seven international players.

Dallas and Denver are six in a row, while Toronto, OC and New Orleans are five.

Records were set for 113 international players and 42 countries at the start of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, respectively.

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