Canada will try to get into the World Cup on Monday without Gilgeous-Alexander and other NBA players.

The Canadian men's team is the only one in the Americas that hasn't lost yet. 

Canada has added Trae Bell-Haynes, Abu Kigab, and Jean-Victor Mukama to its roster for Monday's FIBA World Cup qualifying game against Panama.

The three replace NBA players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Cory Joseph, who are all unavailable.

After beating Argentina 99-87 on Thursday in Victoria, Canada is the only unbeaten team in the Americas.  

The Canadians can get into the 2023 World Cup if they beat Panama (2-5) and Venezuela beats the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas beats Argentina.

After Monday's game, Canada will no longer be able to use NBA players. The last two qualifying windows are from November 7 to 15, 2022, and from February 20 to 28, 2023. 

There are six qualifying rounds for the 32-team World Cup, which will be held in Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10, 2023.

The 2024 Paris Olympics will be held right after the World Cup. Kelly Olynyk, a forward for the Detroit Pistons, and Dwight Powell, a forward for the Dallas Mavericks,

are also on Canada's team to play Panama. Also on the team are Zach Edey, Melvin Ejim, Kevin Pangos, Kassius Robertson, Kalif Young, and brothers Phil and Thomas Scrubb.

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