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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270 44
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

2
149 72
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

3
138 75
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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72 29
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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111 72
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Rudy Gobert France

6
79 57
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Al Horford Dominican Republic

7
90 69
Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

8
90 69
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Steven Adams New Zealand

9
92 80
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Marc Gasol Spain

10
99 89
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dirk Nowitzki Germany

11
57 45
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Ricky Rubio Spain

12
69 59
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Manu Ginóbili Italy, Argentina

13
59 49
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

14
62 55
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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26 18
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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69 67
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Pau Gasol Spain

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52 48
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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63 64
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Tony Parker France

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34 32
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Dario Šarić Croatia

20
56 61
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

21
59 66
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Enes Kanter Turkey

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45 49
Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TRENT13 added Milos Teodosic

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28 34
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Domantas Sabonis Lithuania

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34 42
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nikola Vučević Montenegro

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35 45
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Bojan Bogdanović Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

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35 46
Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Patty Mills Australia

27
20 28
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
EnricoCarboni added Marco Belinelli Italy

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30 43
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nicolas Batum France

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

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1 3
Tomáš Satoranský is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Matěj Vlček added Tomáš Satoranský Czech Republic

30
10 16
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added Luka Dončić

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24 37
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Evan Fournier France

32
30 46
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

33
31 48
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

34
24 38
Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Kelly Olynyk Canada

35
26 45
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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15 31
Cory Joseph is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Cory Joseph Canada

37
6 17
Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Mario Hezonja Croatia

38
17 35
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
José Juan Barea Puerto Rico

39
17 38
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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20 44
Nenê Hilario is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nenê Hilario Brazil

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16 38
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dwight Powell Canada

42
4 17
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Juan Hernangomez

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10 32
Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Davis Bertans Latvia

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12 37
Guillermo Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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4 19
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot france