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Report: DeMar DeRozan joining Team USA for 2016 Olympics

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup - Day Nine

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 09: DeMar Derozan #9 of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team in action during 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter-final match between Slovenia and USA at Palau Sant Jordi on September 9, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Team USA will have a strangely Canadian feel this year.

Not only is Kyle Lowry playing in the Olympics, so is Raptors teammate DeMar DeRozan.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

DeRozan is coming off a rough playoff run, but he was much better over a large sample.

Still, DeRozan’s relative weaknesses – defense, outside shooting – aren’t ideal for a star-studded team in international play. But beggars can’t be choosers, and with so many players skipping the Olympics, DeRozan is at least talented. He wouldn’t be the first player to excel for Team USA despite being an awkward fit on paper (Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Kenneth Faried).