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It could have been a passing of the torch from one generation to the next. Instead, the 35-year-old showed the 23-year-old just how much more he still has to learn.
Canada is set in the backcourt. The real question is what happens upfront, as they have a huge number of fringe NBA big men who are all trying to figure out who they are at the next level and what type of players they will become.
For more than a generation, NBA teams were drafting international 7-footers with a pulse and a jumper because of Dirk and Pau. More than 15 years later, as the two wind down their careers and play in their final EuroBasket, the league still hasn't found anyone who can fill their shoes.