NBA represented by 49 players in the Olympic Games

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Giannis Askounis

24/Jul/21 15:46

The Olympic Games basketball tournament will feature 49 NBA players

By Johnny Askounis/

A total of 49 players from NBA teams have been named to the final squads of the national teams participating in the Olympic Games.

Eleven of the 12 sides have at least one NBA player. In addition, 27 out of the 30 NBA teams are represented by at least one player in Tokyo.

Team USA presumably leads the way with all 12 players named by Gregg Popovich coming from the NBA.

Nigeria sits second with eight NBA players. Closely behind Australia with seven and France with six. Spain, Italy, and Argentina have three apiece, Slovenia, Japan, and Germany brought in two, and the Czech Republic settled one, Tomas Satoransky. Iran is the only side without an NBA player.

On the other end, the Miami Heat lead the league with four players in the Olympics. The Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Utah Jazz will enjoy three of their players from July 25 to August 7.

Below the complete list of current NBA players in the 2020 Olympic Games (5X5):

Country First Name Last Name NBA Team
Argentina Facundo Campazzo* Denver Nuggets
Argentina Gabriel Deck* Oklahoma City Thunder
Argentina Luca Vildoza* New York Knicks
Australia Aron Baynes Toronto Raptors
Australia Matthew Dellavedova Cleveland Cavaliers**
Australia Dante Exum Houston Rockets
Australia Josh Green* Dallas Mavericks
Australia Joe Ingles Utah Jazz
Australia Patty Mills San Antonio Spurs
Australia Matisse Thybulle Philadelphia 76ers
Czech Republic Tomas Satoransky* Chicago Bulls
France Nicolas Batum* Free Agent
France Evan Fournier Boston Celtics
France Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz
France Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot Brooklyn Nets
France Frank Ntilikina* New York Knicks
France Vincent Poirier Philadelphia 76ers**
Germany Isaac Bonga* Washington Wizards
Germany Moritz Wagner Orlando Magic
Italy Danilo Gallinari* Atlanta Hawks
Italy Nico Mannion Golden State Warriors
Italy Nicolò Melli Dallas Mavericks**
Japan Rui Hachimura* Washington Wizards
Japan Yuta Watanabe Toronto Raptors
Nigeria Precious Achiuwa Miami Heat
Nigeria Chimezie Metu Sacramento Kings
Nigeria Jordan Nwora Milwaukee Bucks
Nigeria Jahlil Okafor Detroit Pistons
Nigeria Josh Okogie Minnesota Timberwolves
Nigeria KZ Okpala Miami Heat
Nigeria Miye Oni Utah Jazz
Nigeria Nnamdi Vincent Miami Heat
Slovenia Vlatko Čančar Denver Nuggets
Slovenia Luka Dončić Dallas Mavericks
Spain Marc Gasol* Los Angeles Lakers
Spain Willy Hernangómez* New Orleans Pelicans
Spain Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves
United States Bam Adebayo Miami Heat
United States Devin Booker Phoenix Suns
United States Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
United States Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons
United States Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
United States Jrue Holiday Milwaukee Bucks
United States Keldon Johnson San Antonio Spurs
United States Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls
United States Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
United States JaVale McGee Denver Nuggets
United States Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks
United States Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

*Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

**Appeared on an NBA roster during 2020-21 season


Also, 16 former NBA players have made the cut to represent their country in the Olympic Games.

Country First Name Last Name
Argentina Nicolás Brussino
Argentina Patricio Garino*
Argentina Nicolás Laprovittola
Argentina Luis Scola
Czech Republic Jan Vesely
France Nando De Colo
France Guerschon Yabusele
Iran Hamed Haddadi
Nigeria Ekpe Udoh
Slovenia Zoran Dragić
Slovenia Mike Tobey
Spain Alex Abrines
Spain Victor Claver*
Spain Rudy Fernández
Spain Pau Gasol
Spain Sergio Rodríguez*

*Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

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