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Cavaliers' Thompson to headline Canada at FIBA Americas

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The Canadian Press
8/26/2013 3:13:42 PM
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TORONTO -- Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson will lead Canada's men's basketball team at the upcoming FIBA Americas Championship.

Thompson is one of four NBA players on the team, which also includes Miami centre Joel Anthony, San Antonio point guard Cory Joseph and Orlando forward Andrew Nicholson. It's the first time Canada has had four NBA regulars on its team in a FIBA competition.

A total of seven players return from the 2011 team, which was knocked out of the second round of the Americas qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics. Forwards Anthony Bennett, the first overall pick in the 2013 draft, and Kelly Olynyk will not be available due to injury.

The FIBA Americas Championship is a qualifying tournament for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Canada's first game is Friday against Jamaica in Caracas, Venezuela.

Tristan Thompson  (Photo: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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(Photo: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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