Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part I: Selecting a World Cup roster for Canada Basketball
Date: July 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looked at how the Canada Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup may shake out.
elcome to another edition of Raptors Reasonablists with Eric Koreen and Blake Murphy. Throughout the year, Raptors staff writers Koreen and Murphy discuss hot-button issues surrounding the Raptors — and Canada Basketball! — but with an even-keeled approach in pursuit of finding a reasonable middle ground. If we have faith in anything, it is that reasonable middle grounds lead to: a) workable long-term solutions; b) increased empathy and understanding for others; and c) more wins — at least more wins when they truly matter — probably. We hold these truths to be self-evident, and we hold these truths to be good truths.
MURPHY: The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. There was a new record set with six Canadians selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, and 18 Canadians suited up at Las Vegas Summer League. Nick Nurse has been made an honourary Canadian, playing with Arkells, signing up to coach Canada Basketball’s senior men’s team and, we can only presume, being screeched in. (He also did the extremely 2019 Canadian thing of watching a baseball team that isn’t the Toronto Blue Jays.)
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