Just a short quote from a longer article on Nash's view of Howard:
"...Nash is currently in Toronto fulfilling his duties as general manager of Canada Basketball’s senior men’s national team. He said that Canadian star-in-waiting Andrew Wiggins is around despite the fact that he will not be suiting up for his country this summer.
“He (Wiggins) came to our meeting (Thursday) night,” the Lakers point guard said. “He got a taste of the atmosphere and got to see who his future teammates will be.”
The Canadian GM said that while he was somewhat disappointed not to have Wiggins’ services, his reasons for not playing were understandable.
“On one hand you could say it would be fantastic for him to play for the national team,” Nash said. “But on the other hand, you could say, let’s go home and spend the last bit of time before my life goes crazy with my family, work at my game, try not to get hurt and go to Kansas healthy and clearheaded and have a fantastic one-year experience there before he becomes an NBA star.”
Nash knows that it will be impossible to be able to count on every one of Canada’s top players every summer but he believes this is not as big of an issue as it has been in the past.
“I really don’t know if we will ever get everybody,” he explained. “The great news is that we can put a great team out there even if we have 90, 95 per cent of the guys.”