Canada loses another NBA name this week, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed forward Kelly Olynyk's inability to rejoin the squad for the coming FIBA 2019 World Cup, due to an earlier knee injury.
Olynyk suffered a bone bruise in his knee while playing against Nigeria last week. He slipped on the hardwood, hitting his right knee, and needed assistance in heading to the locker room.
The big man had X-rays taken, and was originally expected to miss a week and be able to participate in the World Cup.
Canada will be playing the Australian Boomers in Perth this Friday, on 16 August 2019. The game will be available to watch via free to air on SBS.
International Basketball Series game schedule
Australian Boomers vs Canada Basketball, Friday 16 August 2019 , 7:30pm
Australian Boomers vs Canada Basketball, Saturday 17 August 2019 , 7:30pm
Canada Basketball vs New Zealand, Tuesday 20 August 2019 , 7:30pm
Canada Basketball vs New Zealand, Wednesday 21 August 2019 , 7:30pm
Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball, Thursday 22 August 2019 , 7:30pm
Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball, Saturday 24 August 2019, 2:00pm
USA Basketball vs Canada Basketball, Monday 26 August 2019, 7:30pm