Rui Hachimura to miss last two games of FIBA World Cup

Washington Wizards’ 2019 NBA Draft Lottery pick Rui Hachimura has been playing for Japan in the FIBA World Cup. The former Gonzaga standout will miss the final two games of the World Cup due to knee discomfort and general fatigue. Here is a statment from JBA on Hachimura’s status: The Wizards and Japan Basketball have been operating under a carefully created load management plan to protect Rui’s health after a long NCAA season, the NBA draft and the NBA summer league. Rui experienced knee discomfort and general fatigue during the…

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How Australia defeated Team USA

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria Moments after the Boomers pulled off their historic victory over the USA on Saturday, Andrew Bogut looked his teammates in the eye and addressed them. That was a massive win, he told them, and we made history today, but we can go one of two directions from here: let’s stay focused on the ultimate goal. It’s a message each of the Boomers would echo during their postgame media commitments. Of course, it makes sense for the Boomers to keep a lid on what went…

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