101 international players sets NBA record ahead of opening night

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening night rosters for the 2014-15 season, up from last year’s record of 92 international players.  This marks the first time the NBA has more than 100 international players.

The reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs lead the league for the third consecutive season with nine international players.  The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets are second with six each; the Golden State Warriors have five; and the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz each have four.

Canada leads the way with a record 12 international players, including the number one overall pick in each of the last two NBA Drafts.  France comes in second with 10 NBA players, while Australia and Brazil set new records for NBA participation with eight and seven players respectively.  Spain rounds out the top five with five players.

The number of international players in the league has more than doubled since 2000-01 (45 international players) and nearly quintupled since 1990-91 (21 international players). 

NBA games and programming are available in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages this season. 

Below please find the full list of international players on opening day 2014-15 rosters (active and inactive):

 

NATIONALITY

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

NBA TEAM

ArgentinaLuisScolaIndiana Pacers
ArgentinaPabloPrigioniNew York Knicks
ArgentinaManuGinobiliSan Antonio Spurs
AustraliaCameronBairstowChicago Bulls
AustraliaMatthewDellavedovaCleveland Cavaliers
AustraliaKyrieIrvingCleveland Cavaliers
AustraliaAndrewBogutGolden State Warriors
AustraliaAronBaynesSan Antonio Spurs
AustraliaPatrickMillsSan Antonio Spurs
AustraliaDanteExumUtah Jazz
AustraliaJoeInglesUtah Jazz
Boznia and HerzegovinaMirzaTeletovicBrooklyn Nets
Boznia and HerzegovinaJusufNurkicDenver Nuggets
Boznia and HerzegovinaOgnjenKuzmicGolden State Warriors
BrazilVitorFaveraniBoston Celtics
BrazilAndersonVarejaoCleveland Cavaliers
BrazilLeandroBarbosaGolden State Warriors
BrazilTiagoSplitterSan Antonio Spurs
BrazilBrunoCabocloToronto Raptors
BrazilLucas “Bebe”NogueiraToronto Raptors
BrazilNeneWashington Wizards
CameroonJoelEmbiidPhiladelphia 76ers
CameroonLucMbah a MoutePhiladelphia 76ers
CanadaKellyOlynykBoston Celtics
CanadaDwightPowellBoston Celtics
CanadaTristanThompsonCleveland Cavaliers
CanadaJoelAnthonyDetroit Pistons
CanadaSteveNashLos Angeles Lakers
CanadaRobertSacreLos Angeles Lakers
CanadaAnthonyBennettMinnesota Timberwolves
CanadaAndrewWigginsMinnesota Timberwolves
CanadaAndrewNicholsonOrlando Magic
CanadaTylerEnnisPhoenix Suns
CanadaNikStauskasSacramento Kings
CanadaCoryJosephSan Antonio Spurs
Congo SergeIbakaOklahoma City Thunder
CroatiaBojanBogdanovicBrooklyn Nets
CroatiaDamjanRudezIndiana Pacers
Dominican RepublicAlHorfordAtlanta Hawks
Dominican RepublicFranciscoGarciaHouston Rockets
Democratic Republic of the Congo BismackBiyomboCharlotte Hornets
FranceIanMahinmiIndiana Pacers
FranceDamienInglisMilwaukee Bucks
FranceRonnyTuriafMinnesota Timberwolves
FranceAlexisAjincaNew Orleans Pelicans
FranceEvanFournierOrlando Magic
FranceNicolasBatumPortland Trail Blazers
FranceBorisDiawSan Antonio Spurs
FranceTonyParkerSan Antonio Spurs
FranceRudyGobertUtah Jazz
FranceKevinSeraphinWashington Wizards
GeorgiaZazaPachuliaMilwaukee Bucks
GermanyDennisSchroderAtlanta Hawks
GermanyDirkNowitzkiDallas Mavericks
Great BritainLuolDengMiami Heat
Great BritainJoelFreelandPortland Trail Blazers
GreeceKostasPapanikolaouHouston Rockets
GreeceGiannisAntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks
HaitiSamDalembertNew York Knicks
IsraelGalMekelDallas Mavericks
IsraelOmriCasspiSacramento Kings
ItalyDaniloGallinariDenver Nuggets
ItalyLuigi “Gigi”DatomeDetroit Pistons
ItalyAndreaBargnaniNew York Knicks
ItalyMarcoBelinelliSan Antonio Spurs
JamaicaJeromeJordanBrooklyn Nets
LithuaniaDonatasMotiejunasHouston Rockets
LithuaniaJonasValanciunasToronto Raptors
MacedoniaPeroAnticAtlanta Hawks
MexicoJorgeGutierrezBrooklyn Nets
MontenegroNikolaMiroticChicago Bulls
MontenegroNikolaPekovicMinnesota Timberwolves
MontenegroNikolaVucevicOrlando Magic
New ZealandStevenAdamsOklahoma City Thunder
NigeriaFestusEzeliGolden State Warriors
PolandMarcinGortatWashington Wizards
RussiaSergeyKarasevBrooklyn Nets
RussiaAndreiKirilenkoBrooklyn Nets
RussiaTimofeyMozgovDenver Nuggets
RussiaAlexeyShvedPhiladelphia 76ers
SenegalGorguiDiengMinnesota Timberwolves
SerbiaNemanjaNedovicGolden State Warriors
SloveniaBenoUdrihMemphis Grizzlies
SloveniaGoranDragicPhoenix Suns
SloveniaZoranDragicPhoenix Suns
SpainPauGasolChicago Bulls
SpainMarcGasolMemphis Grizzlies
SpainRickyRubioMinnesota Timberwolves
SpainJoseCalderonNew York Knicks
SpainVictorClaverPortland Trail Blazers
SwedenJeffTaylorCharlotte Hornets
SwedenJonasJerebkoDetroit Pistons
SwitzerlandThaboSefoloshaAtlanta Hawks
SwitzerlandClintCapelaHouston Rockets
TurkeyHidayetTurkogluLos Angeles Clippers
TurkeyErsanIlyasovaMilwaukee Bucks
TurkeyOmerAsikNew Orleans Pelicans
TurkeyEnesKanterUtah Jazz
UkraineAlexLenPhoenix Suns
U.S. Virgin IslandsTimDuncanSan Antonio Spurs
VenezuelaGreivisVasquezToronto Raptors