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 and Dirk Nowitzki). 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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245 111
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Joel Embiid Cameroon

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167 67
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
1518595626082 added Serbia

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215 130
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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103 47
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
TomasJurevicius added

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173 109
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

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47 15
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
jackbolton added

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151 111
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
New Zealand

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145 110
Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Goran Dragic Slovenia

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149 114
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

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110 78
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

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110 78
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Clint Capela Switzerland

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128 95
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Dominican Republic

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44 17
Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
marsbar_18 added Australia

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71 45
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Serbia

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155 131
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Germany

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74 57
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Croatia

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88 72
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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94 79
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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98 85
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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60 50
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Lithuania

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62 57
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Montenegro

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90 90
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Turkey

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92 98
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Spain

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14 7
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
CunningVet added

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46 51
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

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80 95
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Belgium

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53 62
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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54 64
Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Australia

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55 66
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

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11 10
OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
CunningVet added

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46 61
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
France

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13 17
Thon Maker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
PurpleLion54 added Australian (South-Sudanese born)

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45 61
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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46 66
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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29 46
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
EnricoCarboni added Italy

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15 27
Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added

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9 20
Tomáš Satoranský is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Matěj Vlček added Czech Republic

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32 58
Kelly Olynyk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada

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23 46
Davis Bertans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
arnas added Latvia

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25 50
Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada

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24 50
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Puerto Rico

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15 36
Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Croatia

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20 46
Cory Joseph is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Canada

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27 59
Nenê Hilario is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
Nenê Hilario Brazil

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20 49
Guillermo Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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22 54
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players

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10 34
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA International Players
MartinX added Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot france