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Boston's 7-footer won't play for Canada

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07:06 AM ET 07.30 | No, Canada? Celtics rookie 7-footer Kelly Olynyk will not compete for the Canadian senior men's national team this summer because of plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation in the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It's considered a nagging but painful injury. "Nothing too serious, but he just needs to rest and recover," a source close to the situation said Monday. Olynyk is expected to see a doctor as soon as Tuesday about the issue. The Canadian team announced Monday the list of 18 players who are set to attend its training camp, which is scheduled to begin Friday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Olynyk, a native Canadian who grew up in Toronto and has been a part of the Canadian national team program in recent years, was not on that list.

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July 30, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Boston needs him to stand pat.

July 30, 2013  07:54 AM ET

He looks more like WNBA material.

July 30, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Love to Boston?
Aldridge to Chicago?

July 30, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He looks more like WNBA material.

I was thinking the same. His name and face in that pic makes it hard to say is this is a man or a woman. I've never seen him play.

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July 30, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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I was thinking the same. His name and face in that pic makes it hard to say is this is a man or a woman. I've never seen him play.

He will surprise you. He is good. He has an all around offensive game w/ smarts.

July 30, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I'd like to see Canada win 1 USA mens Basketball...

July 30, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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I'd like to see Canada win 1 USA mens Basketball...

They will soon believe me. The rest of the world is catching up fast to the mens USA teams which is why Stern is so desperate to put an age limit on those whom can play in the Olympics. Canada is on the verge of being a serious contender in the coming years.

July 30, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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A 7' guy with foot problems?<runs "Big Red" up my flagpole>

Mecca will not like this.....

July 30, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds, Bro.

July 30, 2013  09:59 AM ET

If we can't beat them on the court we can beat them in the corners.

July 30, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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A 7' guy with foot problems?<runs red flag up flagpole>

At least they are not in the "running" for the services of Greg Oden...much ado about nothing

July 30, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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He will surprise you. He is good. He has an all around offensive game w/ smarts.

I'll be surprised if he can step on the court with bad ankles. I don't put my eggs in any 7-footers basket anymore.

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July 30, 2013  03:50 PM ET

It would have been good for Olynyk to play the international game to pick up better skills than the NBA. It's called passing and teamwork...

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