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NBA SETS RECORD WITH 101 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

NBA SETS RECORD WITH 101 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
Breaks Last Season’s Record of 92 International Players; Marks First Time League Has More Than 100 International Players -

NBA SETS RECORD WITH 101 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

FROM 37 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES

 

nba.com

- Breaks Last Season’s Record of 92 International Players; Marks First Time League Has More Than 100 International Players -

 

- Canada, Australia and Brazil Set New Records with 12, Eight and Seven Players Respectively; Spurs Lead League for Third Consecutive Season with Nine International Players -

 

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening night rosters for the 2014-15 season, up from last year’s record of 92 international players.  This marks the first time the NBA has more than 100 international players.

 

The reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs lead the league for the third consecutive season with nine international players.  The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets are second with six each; the Golden State Warriors have five; and the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz each have four.

 

Canada leads the way with a record 12 international players, including the number one overall pick in each of the last two NBA Drafts.  France comes in second with 10 NBA players, while Australia and Brazil set new records for NBA participation with eight and seven players respectively.  Spain rounds out the top five with five players.

 

The number of international players in the league has more than doubled since 2000-01 (45 international players) and nearly quintupled since 1990-91 (21 international players).

 

The league has offices in 13 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.

 

Below please find the full list of international players on opening day 2014-15 rosters (active and inactive):

 

NATIONALITY

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

NBA TEAM

Argentina

Luis

Scola

Indiana Pacers

Argentina

Pablo

Prigioni

New York Knicks

Argentina

Manu

Ginobili

San Antonio Spurs

Australia

Cameron

Bairstow

Chicago Bulls

Australia

Matthew

Dellavedova

Cleveland Cavaliers

Australia

Kyrie

Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers

Australia

Andrew

Bogut

Golden State Warriors

Australia

Aron

Baynes

San Antonio Spurs

Australia

Patrick

Mills

San Antonio Spurs

Australia

Dante

Exum

Utah Jazz

Australia

Joe

Ingles

Utah Jazz

Boznia and Herzegovina

Mirza

Teletovic

Brooklyn Nets

Boznia and Herzegovina

Jusuf

Nurkic

Denver Nuggets

Boznia and Herzegovina

Ognjen

Kuzmic

Golden State Warriors

Brazil

Vitor

Faverani

Boston Celtics

Brazil

Anderson

Varejao

Cleveland Cavaliers

Brazil

Leandro

Barbosa

Golden State Warriors

Brazil

Tiago

Splitter

San Antonio Spurs

Brazil

Bruno

Caboclo

Toronto Raptors

Brazil

Lucas "Bebe"

Nogueira

Toronto Raptors

Brazil

Nene

 

Washington Wizards

Cameroon

Joel

Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers

Cameroon

Luc

Mbah a Moute

Philadelphia 76ers

Canada

Kelly

Olynyk

Boston Celtics

Canada

Dwight

Powell

Boston Celtics

Canada

Tristan

Thompson

Cleveland Cavaliers

Canada

Joel

Anthony

Detroit Pistons

Canada

Steve

Nash

Los Angeles Lakers

Canada

Robert

Sacre

Los Angeles Lakers

Canada

Anthony

Bennett

Minnesota Timberwolves

Canada

Andrew

Wiggins

Minnesota Timberwolves

Canada

Andrew

Nicholson

Orlando Magic

Canada

Tyler

Ennis

Phoenix Suns

Canada

Nik

Stauskas

Sacramento Kings

Canada

Cory

Joseph

San Antonio Spurs

Congo

Serge

Ibaka

Oklahoma City Thunder

Croatia

Bojan

Bogdanovic

Brooklyn Nets

Croatia

Damjan

Rudez

Indiana Pacers

Dominican Republic

Al

Horford

Atlanta Hawks

Dominican Republic

Francisco

Garcia

Houston Rockets

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bismack

Biyombo

Charlotte Hornets

France

Ian

Mahinmi

Indiana Pacers

France

Damien

Inglis

Milwaukee Bucks

France

Ronny

Turiaf

Minnesota Timberwolves

France

Alexis

Ajinca

New Orleans Pelicans

France

Evan

Fournier

Orlando Magic

France

Nicolas

Batum

Portland Trail Blazers

France

Boris

Diaw

San Antonio Spurs

France

Tony

Parker

San Antonio Spurs

France

Rudy

Gobert

Utah Jazz

France

Kevin

Seraphin

Washington Wizards

Georgia

Zaza

Pachulia

Milwaukee Bucks

Germany

Dennis

Schroder

Atlanta Hawks

Germany

Dirk

Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks

Great Britain

Luol

Deng

Miami Heat

Great Britain

Joel

Freeland

Portland Trail Blazers

Greece

Kostas

Papanikolaou

Houston Rockets

Greece

Giannis

Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks

Haiti

Sam

Dalembert

New York Knicks

Israel

Gal

Mekel

Dallas Mavericks

Israel

Omri

Casspi

Sacramento Kings

Italy

Danilo

Gallinari

Denver Nuggets

Italy

Luigi "Gigi"

Datome

Detroit Pistons

Italy

Andrea

Bargnani

New York Knicks

Italy

Marco

Belinelli

San Antonio Spurs

Jamaica

Jerome

Jordan

Brooklyn Nets

Lithuania

Donatas

Motiejunas

Houston Rockets

Lithuania

Jonas

Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors

Macedonia

Pero

Antic

Atlanta Hawks

Mexico

Jorge

Gutierrez

Brooklyn Nets

Montenegro

Nikola

Mirotic

Chicago Bulls

Montenegro

Nikola

Pekovic

Minnesota Timberwolves

Montenegro

Nikola

Vucevic

Orlando Magic

New Zealand

Steven

Adams

Oklahoma City Thunder

Nigeria

Festus

Ezeli

Golden State Warriors

Poland

Marcin

Gortat

Washington Wizards

Russia

Sergey

Karasev

Brooklyn Nets

Russia

Andrei

Kirilenko

Brooklyn Nets

Russia

Timofey

Mozgov

Denver Nuggets

Russia

Alexey

Shved

Philadelphia 76ers

Senegal

Gorgui

Dieng

Minnesota Timberwolves

Serbia

Nemanja

Nedovic

Golden State Warriors

Slovenia

Beno

Udrih

Memphis Grizzlies

Slovenia

Goran

Dragic

Phoenix Suns

Slovenia

Zoran

Dragic

Phoenix Suns

Spain

Pau

Gasol

Chicago Bulls

Spain

Marc

Gasol

Memphis Grizzlies

Spain

Ricky

Rubio

Minnesota Timberwolves

Spain

Jose

Calderon

New York Knicks

Spain

Victor

Claver

Portland Trail Blazers

Sweden

Jeff

Taylor

Charlotte Hornets

Sweden

Jonas

Jerebko

Detroit Pistons

Switzerland

Thabo

Sefolosha

Atlanta Hawks

Switzerland

Clint

Capela

Houston Rockets

Turkey

Hidayet

Turkoglu

Los Angeles Clippers

Turkey

Ersan

Ilyasova

Milwaukee Bucks

Turkey

Omer

Asik

New Orleans Pelicans

Turkey

Enes

Kanter

Utah Jazz

Ukraine

Alex

Len

Phoenix Suns

U.S. Virgin Islands

Tim

Duncan

San Antonio Spurs

Venezuela

Greivis

Vasquez

Toronto Raptors

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