Kelly Olynyk is not going to be taking part in for Staff Canada within the FIBA World Cup.
The 28-year-old suffered a knee harm when he slipped on a moist spot on the ground throughout an exhibition recreation towards Nigeria final week. Olynyk was evaluated by the Warmth and will be unable to play with Staff Canada within the coming weeks, in accordance with a report from ESPN.
this is the sequence within the third quarter the place kelly olynyk slipped on a moist spot on the ground and needed to be helped to the locker room pic.twitter.com/RUn5R8zmgL
– Yahoo Sports activities Canada (@YahooCASports) August 8, 2019
He’s anticipated to be prepared for the beginning of the season.
After struggling a knee harm in competitors final week, Miami Warmth F Kelly Olynyk shall be unable to compete for Canada within the FIBA World Cup, supply tells ESPN. Olynyk is anticipated to be prepared for the beginning of the NBA season.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 13, 2019
Olynyk joins a number of gamers who’ve withdrawn from the occasion together with Canada teammate and Knicks rookie RJ Barrett. There have been a number of gamers who stepped away from Staff USA as properly together with James Harden, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard.
These gamers, nonetheless, withdrew to give attention to the upcoming season reasonably than as a result of harm. However Raptors guard Kyle Lowry did pull out due to a earlier harm to his thumb which has not totally healed.
Staff Canada’s roster doesn’t characteristic many NBA gamers anymore. Solely Khem Birch (Magic), Chris Boucher (Raptors), Luguentz Dort (Thunder), Cory Joseph (Kings) and Marial Shayok (76ers) are at present on NBA rosters after the reported departure of Olynyk.
Staff Canada opens FIBA World Cup play Sept. 1 towards Australia.