Sunday, January 27, 2008

Today's Featured Team: Canada

Currently ranked 17th according to FIBA. They are coached by Leo Rautins, who is well respected throughout most of Canada. Canada has not exactly been an international powerhouse, its only Olympic Medal, a silver medal, came in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. They are an average team at best offensively. However, there defense is very weak, making them vulnerable when opposing teams are in transition or half court sets. Furthermore, the international retirement of two-time MVP Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) just made matters much worse. He made his priorities painfully obvious last summer when he spent the majority of it playing soccer. None the less, this is a big blow to a team that was mediocre at best, with Nash. Canada will now look to Samuel Dalembert (Philadelphia 76ers) to step up and be there go to guy... GOOD LUCK with that. With its current roster, Canada simply does not have the talent or athleticism to compete with the top teams.
Passed Canadian players you might remember are Rick Fox, yes, the Rick Fox that played for the Lakers. Former Bulls superstar (sarcasm) Bill Wennington, and his arch rival Todd MacCulloch (Philadelphia 76ers).

3 comments:

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runkster said...

Who is this Justin guy?

He has no clue what he's talking about when it comes to Canadian Men's Basketball!

Justin...you'll see what I'm talking about this summer big guy!

Do your homework buddy and stop blabbing!

Justin said...

Hey "runkster" you were definitely right about Canada they did really well in the Olympics.......oh wait ...they weren't even in the Olympics. But seriously nice job u were right on with that one ;) You ever think about becoming an analyst for ESPN or something? I'd give it some serious thought if I were you. Keep up the good work !!!