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    NBA opening-night rosters feature 100 international players. See complete list

    Oct 29, 2015
    Spain's Pau Gasol of the Bulls, Argentine Manu Ginolibi of the Spurs, and Canadian Andrew Wiggins are among 100 international players on the NBA roster.

    THE NBA announced on Thursday that 100 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening night rosters for the 2015-16 season, marking the second consecutive year the number hit three digits.

    There are 10 African and nine Brazilian players on the rosters, both records. Canada has the most of any country for the second straight year with a record-tying 12 NBA players. France stayed in second with 10, Australia features a record-tying eight while Croatia and Spain round out the top five with four NBA players each. 

    For the second consecutive year, all 30 NBA teams feature at least one international player. The Toronto Raptors lead the league with seven international players, while the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz each feature six.

    The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets field five each, while the rosters of the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic each include four. 

    NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories. The league has established a major international presence, with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories and 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. 

    Below please find the full list of international players on 2015-16 opening night rosters (active and inactive):

     

    Country

    Full Name

    Team

    Argentina

    Pablo Prigioni

    Los Angeles Clippers

    Argentina

    Manu Ginobili

    San Antonio Spurs

    Argentina

    Luis Scola

    Toronto Raptors

    Australia

    Cameron Bairstow

    Chicago Bulls

    Australia

    Matthew Dellavedova

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Australia

    Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Australia

    Aron Baynes

    Detroit Pistons

    Australia

    Andrew Bogut

    Golden State Warriors

    Australia

    Patty Mills

    San Antonio Spurs

    Australia

    Dante Exum

    Utah Jazz

    Australia

    Joe Ingles

    Utah Jazz

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Jusuf Nurkic

    Denver Nuggets

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Mirza Teletovic

    Phoenix Suns

    Brazil

    Tiago Splitter

    Atlanta Hawks

    Brazil

    Cristiano Felicio

    Chicago Bulls

    Brazil

    Anderson Varejao

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brazil

    Leandro Barbosa

    Golden State Warriors

    Brazil

    Marcelo Huertas

    Los Angeles Lakers

    Brazil

    Bruno Caboclo

    Toronto Raptors

    Brazil

    Lucas Nogueira

    Toronto Raptors

    Brazil

    Raul Neto

    Utah Jazz

    Brazil

    Nene

    Washington Wizards

    Cameroon

    Luc Mbah a Moute

    Los Angeles Clippers

    Cameroon

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    Canada

    Kelly Olynyk

    Boston Celtics

    Canada

    Tristan Thompson

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Canada

    Dwight Powell

    Dallas Mavericks

    Canada

    Joel Anthony

    Detroit Pistons

    Canada

    Robert Sacre

    Los Angeles Lakers

    Canada

    Tyler Ennis

    Milwaukee Bucks

    Canada

    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Canada

    Andrew Nicholson

    Orlando Magic

    Canada

    Nik Stauskas

    Philadelphia 76ers

    Canada

    Anthony Bennett

    Toronto Raptors

    Canada

    Cory Joseph

    Toronto Raptors

    Canada

    Trey Lyles

    Utah Jazz

    Cape Verde

    Walter Tavares

    Atlanta Hawks

    Congo

    Serge Ibaka

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Croatia

    Bojan Bogdanovic

    Brooklyn Nets

    Croatia

    Damjan Rudez

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Croatia

    Mario Hezonja

    Orlando Magic

    Croatia

    Duje Dukan

    Sacramento Kings

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Emmanuel Mudiay

    Denver Nuggets

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Bismack Biyombo

    Toronto Raptors

    Dominican Republic

    Al Horford

    Atlanta Hawks

    Dominican Republic

    Luis Montero

    Portland Trail Blazers

    France

    Nicolas Batum

    Charlotte Hornets

    France

    Joffrey Lauvergne

    Denver Nuggets

    France

    Ian Mahinmi

    Indiana Pacers

    France

    Damien Inglis

    Milwaukee Bucks

    France

    Alexis Ajinca

    New Orleans Pelicans

    France

    Kevin Seraphin

    New York Knicks

    France

    Evan Fournier

    Orlando Magic

    France

    Boris Diaw

    San Antonio Spurs

    France

    Tony Parker

    San Antonio Spurs

    France

    Rudy Gobert

    Utah Jazz

    Georgia

    Zaza Pachulia

    Dallas Mavericks

    Germany

    Dennis Schroder

    Atlanta Hawks

    Germany

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Dallas Mavericks

    Germany

    Tibor Pleiss

    Utah Jazz

    Greece

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    Israel

    Omri Casspi

    Sacramento Kings

    Italy

    Andrea Bargnani

    Brooklyn Nets

    Italy

    Danilo Gallinari

    Denver Nuggets

    Italy

    Marco Belinelli

    Sacramento Kings

    Latvia

    Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Knicks

    Lithuania

    Donatas Motiejunas

    Houston Rockets

    Lithuania

    Jonas Valanciunas

    Toronto Raptors

    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

    Puerto Rico

    J.J. Barea

    Dallas Mavericks

    Russia

    Sergey Karasev

    Brooklyn Nets

    Russia

    Sasha Kaun

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Russia

    Timofey Mozgov

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Senegal

    Gorgui Dieng

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Serbia

    Nikola Jokic

    Denver Nuggets

    Serbia

    Nemanja Bjelica

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Serbia

    Boban Marjanovic

    San Antonio Spurs

    Slovenia

    Beno Udrih

    Memphis Grizzlies

    Slovenia

    Goran Dragic

    Miami Heat

    Slovenia

    Sasha Vujacic

    New York Knicks

    South Sudan

    Luol Deng

    Miami Heat

    Spain

    Pau Gasol

    Chicago Bulls

    Spain

    Marc Gasol

    Memphis Grizzlies

    Spain

    Ricky Rubio

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Spain

    Jose Calderon

    New York Knicks

    Sweden

    Jonas Jerebko

    Boston Celtics

    Switzerland

    Thabo Sefolosha

    Atlanta Hawks

    Switzerland

    Clint Capela

    Houston Rockets

    Tunisia

    Salah Mejri

    Dallas Mavericks

    Turkey

    Ersan Ilyasova

    Detroit Pistons

    Turkey

    Omer Asik

    New Orleans Pelicans

    Turkey

    Enes Kanter

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Ukraine

    Alex Len

    Phoenix Suns

    US Virgin Islands

    Tim Duncan

    San Antonio Spurs

    Venezuela

    Greivis Vasquez

    Milwaukee Bucks

     

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