NBA rosters to feature 108 international players from 42 countries and territories

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The NBA announced today that 108 international players from a record-tying 42 countries and territories will participate in the 2018/19 season. 

This marks the fifth consecutive season that opening-night rosters feature at least 100 international players and that all 30 teams have at least one international player. 

The record for international players (113) and record for countries and territories represented (42) were set at the start of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, respectively. 

The most-represented countries among the 108 international players on opening-night rosters are Canada (11 players), Australia (record nine players), France (nine players), Spain (seven players) and Germany (record six players), followed by Croatia, Serbia and Turkey (five players each). Opening-night rosters also feature a record 65 European players.

The Dallas Mavericks have an NBA-high seven international players. The Utah Jazz and LA Clippers each have six. The Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs field five each.