Murray out for Canada in FIBA World Cup

Murray out for Canada in FIBA World Cup

Canada Basketball announced Wednesday that it’ll be without Jamal Murray for the upcoming FIBA World Cup.

“When I came into training camp, I wanted to see how my body would respond after a long and demanding season and if I would be physically able to compete at the highest level required for the World Cup,” Murray said in a statement.

“In consultation with medical staff and the team, it is clear that additional recovery is required, and I have made the difficult decision to not participate in the tournament. It’s still a dream of mine to represent Canada at the Olympics, and I will support the team every step of the way as they pursue this goal.”

The Denver Nuggets star was named to Canada’s training camp roster in July and practiced with his countrymen earlier in August.

However, Murray didn’t travel with the national squad when it left for a pair of pre-World Cup exhibition events.

Murray’s absence is the latest blow in Canada’s World Cup hopes. The nation is already without Golden State Warriors guard Cory Joseph and Boston Celtics forward Oshae Brissett.

Canada faces defending World Cup champion Spain and the Dominican Republic this week in its final tune-up games.

The Canadians begin World Cup play on Aug. 25 against France.

The top two teams from the Americas at the World Cup will earn an automatic berth into next year’s Olympics in Paris.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.


Full Story »

Comments

Leave a Comment






The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

More in News

Luka Doncic NBA MVP odds, best over/under prop bets 2023-24

The Mavericks built a deeper team around Luka Doncic heading ...

Rudy Gobert questions New York Knicks treatment of Evan Fournier

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert stepped to the defense of ...

Middleton: ‘No problem’ being 3rd option behind Giannis, Dame

Khris Middleton is ready to do whatever is possible to ...

Pelicans’ Marshall (knee) to miss start of season

Pelicans forward Naji Marshall will miss the start of the ...

5 under-the-radar NBA rookies to watch

The 2023 rookie class is one of the best to ...

Trending on Basketball Chronicle

James Harden says his desire to ‘retire a Sixer’ wasn’t in team’s ‘future plans’

James Harden spoke candidly Friday about how he wanted to ...

The thousand disappointments of James Harden, the star who doesn’t know how to be king

The Clippers seem to have the chance to take a ...

Embiid chooses to play for U.S. at 2024 Olympics

Sixers star Joel Embiid has committed to play for Team ...

Suns working on getting a G League team as soon as 2024-25 season, owner Mat Ishbia says

The Phoenix Suns are working toward launching a new G ...