NBA playoffs feature Canadian content

There will be plenty of CanCon in the NBA playoffs this year. Take a look at which Canadians will be suiting up for a shot at the Larry O'Brien Trophy in 2016.

Eastern Conference well represented by Canucks

Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph, right, drives to the net past Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson, front, in this February 2016 file photo. Both Canadian players will look to help their respective teams in the NBA playoffs. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Five Canadians will try to help their teams capture the NBA championship this season.

Learn more about the players representing the country in the post-season:

Cory Joseph

Team: Toronto Raptors
Hometown: Pickering, Ont.
Position: Point guard
Highlight from the 2015-16 season

Joel Anthony

​Team: Detroit Pistons
Hometown: Montreal
Position: Centre
Highlight from the 2015-16 season:

Kelly Olynyk

​Team: Boston Celtics
Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
Position: Centre
Highlight from the 2015-16 season: 

Dwight Powell

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Hometown: Toronto
Position: Power forward
Highlight from the 2015-16 season:

Tristan Thompson

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Hometown: Brampton, Ont.
Position: Centre
Highlight from the 2015-16 season: 

Now that you're more familiar with the Canadians in the NBA playoffs, who do you think is the best of the bunch? Vote in our poll and have your say.


  • An earlier version of this story listed Cory Joseph as being from Toronto. It has since been updated.
    Apr 15, 2016 5:40 PM ET


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