Sports The Best Current NBA International Players  

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List Rules Only current NBA players not from the US.

With so many of the greatest NBA players of all time being from outside the US, it's time to recognize the best international NBA players currently in the league. From point guards to centers, NBA's top international basketball players are among the best in every position. While some are still learning English, they have no problem Euro stepping around defenders and winning championships (Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki, etc.). Who are the best international NBA players in the league today? 

Hailing from Spain, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol are two of the best big men currently playing in the NBA. In 2013, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo AKA "The Greek Freak" made a big splash in the league, quickly becoming a rising superstar. Other great foreign NBA players include Cameroonian Joel Embiid, French Rudy Gobert, and Canadian Andrew Wiggins. 

Vote for the best international basketball players currently playing in the NBA. If you see your favorite foreign player missing, add him to the list. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
1518595626082 added Nikola Jokic Serbia

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Rudy Gobert France

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Al Horford Dominican Republic

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Steven Adams New Zealand

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Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

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Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Manu Ginóbili Italy, Argentina

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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Ricky Rubio Spain

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dirk Nowitzki Germany

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Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Marc Gasol Spain

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

The Best Current NBA Centers

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Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Bogdan Bogdanović Serbia

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Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Dario Šarić Croatia

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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Pau Gasol Spain

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Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Enes Kanter Turkey

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Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Tony Parker Belgium

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nikola Vučević Montenegro

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added Luka Dončić

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Domantas Sabonis Lithuania

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Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Patty Mills Australia

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Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Bojan Bogdanović Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

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Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Evan Fournier France

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nicolas Batum France

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

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Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
EnricoCarboni added Marco Belinelli Italy

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Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Tomáš Satoranský is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Matěj Vlček added Tomáš Satoranský Czech Republic

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Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Kelly Olynyk Canada

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José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
José Juan Barea Puerto Rico

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Cory Joseph is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Cory Joseph Canada

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Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Mario Hezonja Croatia

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Nenê Hilario is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nenê Hilario Brazil

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Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Juan Hernangomez

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Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot france

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Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dwight Powell Canada

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Guillermo Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Davis Bertans Latvia