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The Canadian Roundup

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From Andrew Wiggins to Naz Mitrou-Long, The Candian Roundup goes around the league for Canadians fans trying to keep up with their home countrymen.

Here's a review of each Canadian who has taken the floor this week.

Jamal Murray, Nuggets

Jamal Murray caught fire in Minnesota on Thursday, draining 5 of 7 attempts from long range. He spread the wealth as well, dishing out 7 assists in a 108-99 Nuggets win. The Kentucky product has been crusing of late, averaging 22.7 points and 6.3 assists on 48 percent shooting over his last 10 games.

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves

Andrew Wiggins had the all-around game working on Thursday, not only dropping a season-high 27 points but also contributing 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a 102-100 win over the Jazz. The fifth-year swingman has been coming on strong, averaging 24.3 points and 5 rebounds during the Timberwolves' 5-game homestand.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Clippers

The Clippers acquired Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton, Ont.) via a draft-night trade with the Hornets. The 19-year-old was selected 11th in this year's draft after averaging 14.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in his lone season at Kentucky.

Date Result Stats
Friday, March 6 Warriors 77, Clippers 71 13 PTS (5-19 FG), 4 AST, 2 REB
Sunday, March 8 Clippers 88, Kings 78 21 PTS (8-16 FG), 8 REB, 3 STL
Monday, March 9 Rockets 104, Clippers 90 25 PTS (9-17 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST

Khem Birch , Magic

Birch (Montreal, Quebec) comes off a rookie season with the Magic in which he averaged 4.2 points and 4.3 rebounds over 42 games. In 21 games with the Lakeland Magic of the G League, the 6-9 centre posted averages of 14.0 points (on 59.9 percent shooting), 9.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.

Date Result Stats
Friday, July 6 Magic 86, Nets 80 2 PTS (1-4 FG), 7 REB, 2 STL
Thursday, July 12 Jazz 75, Magic 70 10 PTS, 4 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK in 20 MINS

Chris Boucher, Raptors

Days after being waived by the Warriors, it was announced the Montreal native would be joining the Raptors Summer League roster. While on a two-way contract with Golden State, the 7-footer played in one NBA game and 20 games with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors. Boucher averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game with Santa Cruz.

Date Result Stats
Monday, July 9 Thunder 92, Raptors 82 6 PTS (2-3 3P), 4 REB, 1 AST in 13 MIN
Wednesday, July 11 Raptors 85, Nuggets 79 12 PTS (5-7 FG), 6 REB, 6 BLK
Saturday, July 14 Raptors 87, Hornets 84 (OT) 7 PTS, 8 REB, 3 BLK, 2 AST
Sunday, July 15 Cavaliers 82, Raptors 68 18 PTS, 8 REB (4 OFF), 4 BLK

Olivier Hanlan, Spurs

Hanlan, the 42nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft (Jazz) has yet to appear in his first NBA game. The 25-year-old native of Aylmer, Quebec spent the 2017-18 season with the G League champion Austin Spurs. Hanlan averaged 14.7 points and 2.7 assists over 44 regular season games last season with Austin.

Date Result Stats
Thursday, July 5 Spurs 94, Grizzlies 87 8 PTS (3-6 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST
Saturday, July 7 Pacers 86, Spurs 76 3 AST, 2 REB in 19 MIN
Sunday, July 8 Spurs 95, Wizards 90 2 PTS, 3 AST, 1 STL in 22 MIN
Tuesday, July 10 Trail Blazers 95, Spurs 89 11 PTS, 3 AST, 3 REB
Thursday, July 12 Bucks 83, Spurs 75 18 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST in 27 MIN

Brady Heslip, Grizzlies

Since going undrafted in 2014, Heslip (Burlington, Ont.) has spent two Summer Leagues with the Timberwolves (2014 and 2015), a training camp with the Raptors (2016) and helped the Raptors 905 win a D-League championship in 2017. The 6-foot-2 sharpshooter spent last summer with the Bulls before leaving for Turkey, where he averaged 16.0 points in 23 Turkish League games last season.

Date Result Stats
Thursday, July 5 Spurs 94, Grizzlies 87 10 PTS (4-7 FG, 2-3 3P) in 8 MIN
Sunday, July 8 Magic 86, Grizzlies 56 2 PTS, 2 REB in 7 MIN
Tuesday, July 10 Kings 94, Grizzlies 80 6 PTS (2-3 3P) in 13 MIN
Thursday, July 12 Grizzlies 92, Thunder 85 8 PTS (3-9) in 30 MIN
Saturday, July 14 Grizzlies 92, Jazz 86 3 PTS, 1 REB in 18 MIN


Naz Mitrou-Long, Jazz

After going undrafted in 2017, Mitrou-Long (Mississauga, Ont.) spent the majority of the 2017-18 season with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League and appeared in one NBA game with the Jazz. Mitrou-Long averaged 18.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 40 G League games. As a member of the Jazz Summer League roster, he will play in both the Utah (July 2-5) and Las Vegas Summer Leagues.

Date Result Stats
Monday, July 2 Jazz 92, Spurs 76 7 PTS (3-4 FG), 4 REB, 2 AST
Tuesday, July 3 Grizzlies 95, Jazz 92 19 PTS (7-12 FG), 8 AST, 6 AST
Thursday, July 5 Jazz 92, Hawks 87 6 PTS (2-2 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST
Sunday, July 8 Jazz 90, Knicks 85 6 PTS (3-4 FG), 3 AST, 2 STL
Tuesday, July 10 Heat 98, Jazz 90 9 PTS (4-6 FG), 2 REB, 2 AST
Thursday, July 12 Jazz 75, Magic 70 9 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST in 23 MIN
Saturday, July 14 Grizzlies 92, Jazz 86 14 PTS, 5 AST in 21 MIN

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