By Aris Barkas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual NBA survey among the general managers of the teams for the upcoming season has also European interest and even a whole section specially for NBA’s international players.
In the general categories, European players received some interest, with Turkish center Omer Asik signing to New Orleans being the second most underrated player acquisition according to 14,3% of the GMs and also Bojan Bogdanovic to Brooklyn and Nikola Mirotic to Chicago got votes. Also in the category of the biggest rookie steal, there’s Nikola Mirotic (no23 at 2011) by Chicago with a 7,1% of votes and also mentions to Bogdan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce/ Ulker (no27 by Phoenix) and Dario Saric of Anadolu Efes (no12 by Philadelphia).
And here are the results in the voting for international players, which is dominated by Europeans.
Who is the best international player in the NBA?
- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas — 53.6%
- Tony Parker, San Antonio — 28.6%
- Marc Gasol, Memphis — 14.3%
- Goran Dragic, Phoenix — 3.6%
Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2014-15?
- Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto — 33.3%
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee — 18.5%
- Rudy Gobert, Utah — 11.1%
- Evan Fournier, Orlando — 7.4%
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago — 7.4%
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota — 7.4%
Also receiving votes: Steven Adams, Oklahoma City; Bojan Bogdanovic, Brooklyn; Danilo Gallinari, Denver; Timofey Mozgov, Denver
Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?
- Rudy Fernandez — 32.0%
Dario Saric — 32.0%
- Sergio Rodriguez — 12.0%
Milos Teodosic — 12.0%
Also receiving votes: Mario Hezonja, Nenad Krstic, Vassilis Spanoulis
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