Greatest Canadian NBA players of all-time
Canada has produced a number of great NBA players over the years. While the Great White North has just one NBA franchise currently, it has had so many players compete for a variety of teams league-wide. NBA fans are anticipating this season's All-Star Game and watching the best in the Association play. Fans can get the latest bet bonuses with Gentpromocode before wagering on the NBA All-Star Game and its outcome.
The NBA is graced by players from all over the world today. Canada is one of the countries to produce top stars and there is a long list of greats to suit up since the league formed. Here is a look at the Greatest Canadian NBA players of all-time.
5. Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011 and went onto be voted to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2012. Thompson has spent his entire career to this point with the Cavs. He was a part of Cleveland's NBA Championship winning team in 2016 playing all 82 games during the regular season. NBA fans are discussing which teams will play in the NBA Finals this year. Basketball bettors can click here to get bonus codes and tips before wagering on which team will win the NBA Finals.
4. Bill Wennington
You may scoff at Bill Wennington being listed as one of the best Canadian NBA players of all-time, but just look at his resume with the Chicago Bulls. The 7ft center only averaged 4.6 points per game in 720 career NBA games; but still, he won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls playing a key role in their championship victories. Impressively, Wennington's NBA career was practically over before joining the Bulls as he played the previous two seasons in Italy after his first NBA run ended.
3. Andrew Wiggins
Small forward Andrew Wiggins is just 24-years old and six seasons into his NBA career. Despite playing just a handful years in the Association, Wiggins is already considered one of the best Canadian NBA players of all-time. Wiggins has a career points per game average of 19.7, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. He could move to a title contender soon and move up this list.
2. Rick Fox
Rick Fox is an overlooked former NBA superstar today. However, he was once a highly sought-after NBA player teams coveted. Fox was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers team that won three straight NBA titles in the early 2000s. Although he was a big star and player for the Lakers, his best seasons previously came with the Boston Celtics. Fox only tallied a carry average of 9.6 points per game, but what he did on the court defensively was worth more than points.
1. Steve Nash
Guard Steve Nash played 1,217 NBA games with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers during an 18-year career. Nash is one of the greatest point guards to ever play in the NBA. He won two NBA MVP awards but never an NBA title. Had he won an NBA title during his illustrious career, he would most likely be considered one of the best all-time of any country of origin.