Olynyk (knee) won’t compete for Canada at World Cup

The Miami Heat said Wednesday that center Kelly Olynyk will not rejoin Team Canada for the FIBA World Cup after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee last week.

Olynyk, 28, slipped on a wet spot on the court during an exhibition game against Nigeria on Aug. 7.

The 7-footer is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019-20 regular season, according to the Heat.

The 32-team World Cup is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in Shanghai, China. Canada opens play against Australia on Sept. 1.

Olynyk is entering the third season of his four-year, $50 million deal with Miami.

He averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 79 games (36 starts) last season and set career highs in made 3-pointers (113), made free throws (152) and free-throw percentage (82.2).