18 NBA players that will join the European World Cup Qualifiers

09/Sep/18 18:28 September 9, 2018

Antigoni Zachari

09/Sep/18 18:28


The national teams are throwing themselves in the battle of the World Cup qualifiers and there will be many casualties. At the same time, there are several NBA stars that will be representing their countries…

By George Orfanakis / info@eurohoops.net

The format of the qualifiers has created many issues for the national teams but also the NBA players who, despite their given willingness, have also to have the blessing of their franchise in order to compete even in the offseason.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Jonas Valanciunas and many other stars will have to reschedule their appointment for the World Cup, where they are expected to return to their national teams.

There are, however, also those who will be reinforcing their countries in September’s qualifiers. Based on the facts we have so far, 18 NBA players will be present in the European “window,” while there were also 17 players in the games of June and July. Compared to the total of European NBA players, they are a minority and that makes the boost that they provide to their national teams more than valuable.

Eurohoops rounded up those players who we will enjoy watching, barring any unforeseen circumstances…