Record 54 Current NBA Players To Compete In 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup

0

A record 54 current NBA players will be featured on national team rosters at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, up from 45 in 2014. 

The tournament, which tipped off Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature a record 103 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with NBA experience, up from 92 in 2014.

National team rosters feature current NBA players from 21 teams, and 25 of the 32 participating national teams feature at least one current NBA player, NBA draftee or a player with NBA experience.

The Boston Celtics have six current NBA players in the tournament, while the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings each have five.  The Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs each have four current NBA players in the tournament.

Outside of the United States, France and Serbia have the most current NBA players with five each, while Australia and Spain each feature four current NBA players.

There are more than 50 former Basketball Without Borders (BWB) campers on national team rosters, including 11 current NBA players.  BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has been conducted annually since 2001 and has seen 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will feature an expanded field of 32 teams, up from 24 in the previous three World Cups.  A total of 80 national teams across four regions – Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia (which includes Oceania) – competed in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

The following is a complete list of current NBA players on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters*:

COUNTRY
NBA PLAYER
NBA TEAM
Australia
Aron Baynes
Phoenix Suns
Australia
Joe Ingles
Utah Jazz
Australia
Matthew Dellavedova
Cleveland Cavaliers
Australia
Patty Mills
San Antonio Spurs
Brazil
Bruno Caboclo
Memphis Grizzlies
Brazil
Cristiano Felicio
Chicago Bulls
Canada
Khem Birch
Orlando Magic
Canada
Cory Joseph
Sacramento Kings
Czech Republic
Tomáš Satoranský
Chicago Bulls
France
Nicolas Batum
Charlotte Hornets
France
Evan Fournier
Orlando Magic
France
Rudy Gobert
Utah Jazz
France
Frank Ntilikina
New York Knicks
France
Vincent Poirier
Boston Celtics
Germany
Maxi Kleber
Dallas Mavericks
Germany
Dennis Schröder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Germany
Daniel Theis
Boston Celtics
Greece
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks
Greece
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks
Italy
Marco Belinelli
San Antonio Spurs
Italy
Danilo Gallinari
Oklahoma City Thunder
Japan
Rui Hachimura
Washington Wizards
Japan
Yuta Watanabe**
Memphis Grizzlies
Lithuania
Domantas Sabonis
Indiana Pacers
Lithuania
Jonas Valančiūnas
Memphis Grizzlies
Montenegro
Nikola Vučević
Orlando Magic
Nigeria
Al-Farouq Aminu
Orlando Magic
Nigeria
Chimeze Metu
San Antonio Spurs
Nigeria
Josh Okogie
Minnesota Timberwolves
Puerto Rico
Isaiah Pineiro
Sacramento Kings
Serbia
Nemanja Bjelica
Sacramento Kings
Serbia
Bogdan Bogdanović
Sacramento Kings
Serbia
Mark Gudurić
Memphis Grizzlies
Serbia
Nikola Jokić
Denver Nuggets
Serbia
Boban Marjanović
Dallas Mavericks
Spain
Marc Gasol
Toronto Raptors
Spain
Willy Hernangómez
Charlotte Hornets
Spain
Juancho Hernangómez
Denver Nuggets
Spain
Ricky Rubio
Phoenix Suns
Turkey
Ersan Ilyasova
Milwaukee Bucks
Turkey
Furkan Korkmaz
Philadelphia 76ers
Turkey
Cedi Osman
Cleveland Cavaliers
U.S.
Harrison Barnes
Sacramento Kings
U.S.
Jaylen Brown
Boston Celtics
U.S.
Joe Harris
Brooklyn Nets
U.S.
Brook Lopez
Milwaukee Bucks
U.S.
Khris Middleton
Milwaukee Bucks
U.S.
Donovan Mitchell
Utah Jazz
U.S.
Mason Plumlee
Denver Nuggets
U.S.
Marcus Smart
Boston Celtics
U.S.
Jayson Tatum
Boston Celtics
U.S.
Myles Turner
Indiana Pacers
U.S.
Kemba Walker
Boston Celtics
U.S.
Derrick White
San Antonio Spurs

    **NBA player on a two-way contract

Read Also:  African Short Films on Oscar Shortlist

The following is a complete list of NBA draftees whose rights are currently held by NBA teams on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters*:

COUNTRY
NBA PLAYER
RIGHTS HELD BY
Brazil
Marcos Louzada Silva
New Orleans Pelicans
China
Wang Zhelin
Memphis Grizzlies
France
Louis Labeyrie
New York Knicks
France
Mathias Lessort
LA Clippers
Greece
Georgios Printezis
San Antonio Spurs
Lithuania
Renaldas Seibutis
Cleveland Cavaliers
Montenegro
Bojan Dubljević
Portland Trail Blazers
Serbia
Vasilije Micić
Philadelphia 76ers
Serbia
Nikola Milutinov
San Antonio Spurs
Spain
Sergio Llull
Houston Rockets

The following is a complete list of players on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters who previously played in the NBA*:

COUNTRY
PLAYER
Argentina
Nicolás Brussino
Argentina
Patricio Garino
Argentina
Nicolás Laprovittola
Argentina
Luis Scola
Australia
Andrew Bogut
Australia
Mitch Creek
Brazil
Leandro Barbosa
Brazil
Alex Garcia
Brazil
Marcelo Huertas
Brazil
Anderson Varejao
Brazil
Marcus Vieira de Souza
Canada
Kyle Wiltjer
China
Yi Jianlian
China
Zhou Qi
Dominican Republic
Luis David Montero
France
Nando De Colo
France
Axel Toupane
Germany
Paul Zipser
Greece
Nick Calathes
Greece
Georgios Papagiannis
Greece
Konstantinos Papanikolaou
Iran
Hamed Haddadi
Italy
Luigi Datome
Japan
Nick Fazekas
Lithuania
Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Nigeria
Ike Diogu
Nigeria
Ekpe Udoh
Nigeria
Ben Uzoh
Philippines
Andray Blatche
Puerto Rico
Gian Clavell
Puerto Rico
Renaldo Balkman
Russia
Sergey Karasev
Senegal
Hamady Ndiaye
Senegal
Maurice Ndour
Serbia
Miroslav Raduljica
Spain
Víctor Claver
Spain
Rudy Fernández
Tunisia
Salah Mejri
Turkey
Semih Erden

*As of August 31, 2019 (all rosters subject to change)