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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352 58
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

2
200 89
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

3
188 94
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

4
122 50
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
1518595626082 added Serbia

5
147 88
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

6
111 74
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dominican Republic

7
124 88
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
New Zealand

8
92 62
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

9
83 56
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

10
118 91
Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

11
105 79
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Italy, Argentina

12
135 109
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Germany

13
119 94
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

14
85 67
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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47 29
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Serbia

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56 42
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Croatia

17
38 25
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added

18
64 62
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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72 72
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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82 84
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

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12 2
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
marsbar_18 added Australia - math teacher 3 point sniper

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76 80
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Turkey

23
47 47
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Montenegro

24
75 82
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

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40 43
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Lithuania

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8 4
Thon Maker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
PurpleLion54 added Australian (South-Sudanese born)

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35 41
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

28
46 56
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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41 50
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

30
45 56
Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Australia

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38 53
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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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