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SGA, Murray headline Canada's Olympic 12-man squad

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Canada Basketball on Wednesday announced the 12 players it will take to the 2024 Paris Olympics later this month.

The finalized list includes multiple veterans with significant NBA experience, including star guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets.

Canada's men's Olympics squad

Player Team
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Timberwolves
RJ Barrett Raptors
Khem Birch Basquet Girona (Spain)
Dillon Brooks Rockets
Luguentz Dort Thunder
Melvin Ejim Unicaja (Spain)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Thunder
Trey Lyles Kings
Jamal Murray Nuggets
Andrew Nembhard Pacers
Kelly Olynyk Raptors
Dwight Powell Mavericks

The Canadians weren't able to include their entire NBA contingent, however. Memphis Grizzlies rookie Zach Edey, who was invited to Canada's training camp before the draft, withdrew from consideration to focus on his debut professional season. The Golden State Warriors also refused to allow experienced wing Andrew Wiggins to participate in the camp due to medical concerns, according to Sportsnet's Michael Grange.

The Canadians, coached by Brooklyn Nets bench boss Jordi Fernandez, take on the United States in an exhibition contest Wednesday in Las Vegas. They'll then play Greece in each country's Group A opener at the Olympics on July 27. It will be Canada's first appearance in the men's Olympic basketball tournament since the 2000 Games in Sydney.

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