It was felt a few days ago, it is confirmed. According to The Star, the Canadian leader Cory Joseph decided to forfeit the World Cup. Not a surprise since he had not made the trip to Australia with the team to finish the preparation.
Of the 17 NBAers present in the pre-selection announced a few weeks ago, there remains only one! It is Khem Birch.
Remember that Canada is in a very strong group with Lithuania, Australia and Senegal, even if this group is no longer really called the group of death in view of the many packages.
NBA source tells me Cory Joseph will NOT play for Canada at the World Cup. Middle of the night in Australia so Canada Basketball how a few hours away
– Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) August 20, 2019