NBA publishes 2021-22 list of international players

2021-10-19T17:05:13+00:00 2021-10-19T17:05:13+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

19/Oct/21 17:05

Eurohoops.net

107 international players from 39 countries will be taking part in the 75th NBA season

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

With the new NBA season tipping off Tuesday night, the league has released the full list of international players who are on are on opening-night rosters for the 2021-22 Anniversary season. A stunning number of 107 international players originating from 39 different countries.

As the league slowly becomes more global, we’ve seen a record-tying six international players in 2020-21 All-NBA Teams: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks; Greece; ties to Nigeria; All-NBA First Team), Luka Doncic (Mavericks; Slovenia; All-NBA First Team), Nikola Jokić (Nuggets; Serbia; All-NBA First Team), Joel Embiid (All-NBA Second Team), Rudy Gobert (Jazz; France; All-NBA Third Team)  and Kyrie Irving (Nets; Australia; All-NBA Third Team).

In addition to those 109 players, there are also a record 12 international players from seven countries on two-way contracts, including six players who participated in the Basketball Without Boarders program.

Below please find the full list of international players on 2021-22 opening-night rosters (active and inactive):

Country Name NBA Team Ties
Angola Bruno Fernando Boston Celtics
Argentina Facundo Campazzo* Denver Nuggets
Argentina Gabriel Deck* Oklahoma City Thunder
Argentina Leandro Bolmaro* Minnesota Timberwolves
Australia Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers
Australia Jock Landale San Antonio Spurs
Australia Joe Ingles Utah Jazz
Australia Josh Giddey* Oklahoma City Thunder
Australia Josh Green* Dallas Mavericks
Australia Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
Australia Patty Mills Brooklyn Nets
Austria Jakob Poeltl San Antonio Spurs
Bahamas Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings
Bahamas Kai Jones* Charlotte Hornets
Bahamas Deandre Ayton* Phoenix Suns Ties to Nigeria
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jusuf Nurkić Portland Trail Blazers
Brazil Didi Louzada New Orleans Pelicans
Brazil Raul Neto Washington Wizards
Cameroon Joel Embiid* Philadelphia 76ers
Cameroon Pascal Siakam* Toronto Raptors
Canada Andrew Wiggins Golden State Warriors
Canada Brandon Clarke Memphis Grizzlies
Canada Cory Joseph Detroit Pistons Ties to Trinidad and Tobago
Canada Dalano Banton Toronto Raptors
Canada Dillon Brooks Memphis Grizzlies
Canada Dwight Powell Dallas Mavericks
Canada Jamal Murray* Denver Nuggets
Canada Josh Primo* San Antonio Spurs
Canada Kelly Olynyk* Detroit Pistons
Canada Kevin Pangos Cleveland Cavaliers
Canada Khem Birch Toronto Raptors
Canada Luguentz Dort* Oklahoma City Thunder
Canada Nickeil Alexander-Walker New Orleans Pelicans
Canada Oshae Brissett Indiana Pacers
Canada RJ Barrett* New York Knicks
Canada Trey Lyles Detroit Pistons
Canada Tristan Thompson Sacramento Kings Ties to Jamaica
Canada Shai Gilgeous-Alexander* Oklahoma City Thunder
Croatia Bojan Bogdanović Utah Jazz
Croatia Dario Šarić* Phoenix Suns
Croatia Ivica Zubac LA Clippers
Czech Republic Tomáš Satoranský* New Orleans Pelicans
Czech Republic Vít Krejčí* Oklahoma City Thunder
Democratic Republic of the Congo Jonathan Kuminga Golden State Warriors
Dominican Republic Al Horford Boston Celtics
Dominican Republic Chris Duarte Indiana Pacers  Ties to Canada
Egypt Abdel Nader Phoenix Suns
Finland Lauri Markkanen* Cleveland Cavaliers
France Evan Fournier New York Knicks Ties to Algeria
France Frank Ntilikina* Dallas Mavericks Ties to Belgium and Rwanda
France Killian Hayes* Detroit Pistons
France Nicolas Batum* LA Clippers Ties to Cameroon
France Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz
France Théo Maledon Oklahoma City Thunder
France Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot Atlanta Hawks Ties to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Georgia Goga Bitadze* Indiana Pacers
Germany Daniel Theis Houston Rockets
Germany Dennis Schröder Boston Celtics Ties to The Gambia
Germany Isaac Bonga* Toronto Raptors
Germany Isaiah Hartenstein* LA Clippers
Germany Maxi Kleber Dallas Mavericks
Germany Franz Wagner Orlando Magic
Germany Moritz Wagner Orlando Magic
Greece Georgios Kalaitzakis Milwaukee Bucks
Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Ties to Nigeria
Greece Thanasis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Ties to Nigeria
Israel Deni Avdija* Washington Wizards
Italy Danilo Gallinari* Atlanta Hawks
Jamaica Nick Richards Charlotte Hornets
Japan Rui Hachimura* Washington Wizards  Ties to Benin
Japan Yuta Watanabe Toronto Raptors
Latvia Davis Bertans Washington Wizards
Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis Dallas Mavericks
Lithuania Domantas Sabonis Indiana Pacers
Lithuania Jonas Valančiūnas* New Orleans Pelicans
Montenegro Marko Simonović Chicago Bulls
Montenegro Nikola Vučević Chicago Bulls
New Zealand Steven Adams Memphis Grizzlies
Nigeria Charles Bassey* Philadelphia 76ers
Nigeria Josh Okogie Minnesota Timberwolves
Nigeria Precious Achiuwa Toronto Raptors
Nigeria Udoka Azubuike Utah Jazz
Nigeria Chimezie Metu Sacramento Kings
Republic of the Congo Serge Ibaka LA Clippers Ties to Spain
Senegal Gorgui Dieng* Atlanta Hawks
Serbia Aleksej Pokuševski* Oklahoma City Thunder
Serbia Boban Marjanović Dallas Mavericks
Serbia Bogdan Bogdanović Atlanta Hawks
Serbia Nemanja Bjelica Golden State Warriors
Serbia Nikola Jokić Denver Nuggets
Slovenia Goran Dragić Toronto Raptors
Slovenia Vlatko Čančar Denver Nuggets
Slovenia Luka Dončić Dallas Mavericks
Spain Juancho Hernangómez Boston Celtics
Spain Ricky Rubio Cleveland Cavaliers
Spain Santi Aldama* Memphis Grizzlies
Spain Usman Garuba Houston Rockets Ties to Nigeria
Spain Willy Hernangómez* New Orleans Pelicans
St. Lucia Chris Boucher Toronto Raptors Ties to Canada
Sudan Bol Bol Denver Nuggets
Switzerland Clint Capela Atlanta Hawks Ties to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkey Alperen Sengun Houston Rockets
Turkey Cedi Osman Cleveland Cavaliers
Turkey Enes Kanter* Boston Celtics
Turkey Furkan Korkmaz Philadelphia 76ers
Turkey Omer Yurtseven Miami Heat
Ukraine Alex Len Sacramento Kings
Ukraine Svi Mykhailiuk Toronto Raptors
United Kingdom OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors Ties to Nigeria

Below please find the full list of international two-way players:

Country First Name NBA Team Ties
Canada Eugene Omoruyi Dallas Mavericks Ties to Nigeria
Canada Ignas Brazdeikis* Orlando Magic Ties to Lithuania
Croatia Luka Šamanić* New York Knicks
France Petr Cornelie Denver Nuggets
France Sekou Doumbouya* Los Angeles Lakers Ties to Guinea
France Killian Tillie Memphis Grizzlies
France Yves Pons Memphis Grizzlies Ties to Haiti
France Joel Ayayi* Washington Wizards
Georgia Sandro Mamukelashvili* Milwaukee Bucks
Lithuania Arnoldas Kulboka* Charlotte Hornets
Portugal Neemias Queta Sacramento Kings
Senegal Tacko Fall Cleveland Cavaliers