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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348 58
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

2
198 89
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

3
186 94
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

4
120 50
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
1518595626082 added Serbia

5
146 88
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

6
111 73
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dominican Republic

7
123 88
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
New Zealand

8
91 62
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

9
83 55
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

10
104 78
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Italy, Argentina

11
135 108
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Germany

12
117 91
Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

13
119 93
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

14
84 67
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

15
45 29
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Serbia

16
54 42
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Croatia

17
36 24
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added

18
64 61
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

19
82 83
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

20
71 72
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

21
76 79
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Turkey

22
10 2
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
marsbar_18 added Australia - math teacher 3 point sniper

23
75 81
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

24
46 47
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Montenegro

25
8 3
Thon Maker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
PurpleLion54 added Australian (South-Sudanese born)

26
39 42
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Lithuania

27
34 41
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

28
45 56
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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40 50
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

30
44 56
Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Australia

31
38 52
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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6 9
Tomáš Satoranský is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Matěj Vlček added Czech Republic

33
41 58
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

34
25 36
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
EnricoCarboni added Italy

35
35 53
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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28 48
Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada

37
18 35
Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Latvia

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21 40
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Puerto Rico

39
25 47
Nenê Hilario is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nenê Hilario Brazil

40
9 23
Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Croatia

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7 20
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added

42
17 36
Cory Joseph is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada

43
8 24
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot france

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20 43
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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16 40
Guillermo Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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17 43
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada