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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155 75
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

3
145 78
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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75 36
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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117 75
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Rudy Gobert France

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83 60
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Al Horford Dominican Republic

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95 73
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Steven Adams New Zealand

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94 73
Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

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62 46
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Ricky Rubio Spain

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96 81
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Marc Gasol Spain

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74 61
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Manu Ginóbili Italy, Argentina

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104 92
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dirk Nowitzki Germany

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62 50
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

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66 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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29 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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72 69
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Pau Gasol Spain

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54 49
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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37 33
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Dario Šarić Croatia

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65 67
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Tony Parker France

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58 62
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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62 67
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Enes Kanter Turkey

The Best NBA Arenas

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29 34
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nikola Vučević Montenegro

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36 45
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Patty Mills Australia

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20 28
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nicolas Batum France

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1 3
Tomáš Satoranský is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Matěj Vlček added Tomáš Satoranský Czech Republic

The Bustiest Athletes That Make You Love Sports

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32 48
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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24 37
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Evan Fournier France

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30 46
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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10 17
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added Luka Dončić

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25 39
Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Kelly Olynyk Canada

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27 45
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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18 35
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
José Juan Barea Puerto Rico

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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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

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6 17
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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18 38
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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21 44
Nenê Hilario is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nenê Hilario Brazil

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16 38
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dwight Powell Canada

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4 17
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Juan Hernangomez

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11 32
Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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4 19
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot france