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Record 54 current NBA players to compete in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams (PHOTO/APO)

NEW YORK, US – A record 54 current NBA players will be featured on national team rosters at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, up from 45 in 2014.

The tournament, which tipped off Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature a record 103 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with NBA experience, up from 92 in 2014.

National team rosters feature current NBA players from 21 teams, and 25 of the 32 participating national teams feature at least one current NBA player, NBA draftee or a player with NBA experience.

The Boston Celtics have six current NBA players in the tournament, while the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings each have five.  The Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs each have four current NBA players in the tournament.

Outside of the United States, France and Serbia have the most current NBA players with five each, while Australia and Spain each feature four current NBA players.

There are more than 50 former Basketball Without Borders (BWB) campers on national team rosters, including 11 current NBA players.  BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has been conducted annually since 2001 and has seen 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will feature an expanded field of 32 teams, up from 24 in the previous three World Cups.  A total of 80 national teams across four regions – Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia (which includes Oceania) – competed in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

The following is a complete list of current NBA players on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters*:

COUNTRY NBA PLAYER NBA TEAM
Australia Aron Baynes Phoenix Suns
Australia Joe Ingles Utah Jazz
Australia Matthew Dellavedova Cleveland Cavaliers
Australia Patty Mills San Antonio Spurs
Brazil Bruno Caboclo Memphis Grizzlies
Brazil Cristiano Felicio Chicago Bulls
Canada Khem Birch Orlando Magic
Canada Cory Joseph Sacramento Kings
Czech Republic Tomáš Satoranský Chicago Bulls
France Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets
France Evan Fournier Orlando Magic
France Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz
France Frank Ntilikina New York Knicks
France Vincent Poirier Boston Celtics
Germany Maxi Kleber Dallas Mavericks
Germany Dennis Schröder Oklahoma City Thunder
Germany Daniel Theis Boston Celtics
Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
Greece Thanasis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
Italy Marco Belinelli San Antonio Spurs
Italy Danilo Gallinari Oklahoma City Thunder
Japan Rui Hachimura Washington Wizards
Japan Yuta Watanabe** Memphis Grizzlies
Lithuania Domantas Sabonis Indiana Pacers
Lithuania Jonas Valančiūnas Memphis Grizzlies
Montenegro Nikola Vučević Orlando Magic
Nigeria Al-Farouq Aminu Orlando Magic
Nigeria Chimeze Metu San Antonio Spurs
Nigeria Josh Okogie Minnesota Timberwolves
Puerto Rico Isaiah Pineiro Sacramento Kings
Serbia Nemanja Bjelica Sacramento Kings
Serbia Bogdan Bogdanović Sacramento Kings
Serbia Mark Gudurić Memphis Grizzlies
Serbia Nikola Jokić Denver Nuggets
Serbia Boban Marjanović Dallas Mavericks
Spain Marc Gasol Toronto Raptors
Spain Willy Hernangómez Charlotte Hornets
Spain Juancho Hernangómez Denver Nuggets
Spain Ricky Rubio Phoenix Suns
Turkey Ersan Ilyasova Milwaukee Bucks
Turkey Furkan Korkmaz Philadelphia 76ers
Turkey Cedi Osman Cleveland Cavaliers
U.S. Harrison Barnes Sacramento Kings
U.S. Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics
U.S. Joe Harris Brooklyn Nets
U.S. Brook Lopez Milwaukee Bucks
U.S. Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks
U.S. Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz
U.S. Mason Plumlee Denver Nuggets
U.S. Marcus Smart Boston Celtics
U.S. Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics
U.S. Myles Turner Indiana Pacers
U.S. Kemba Walker Boston Celtics
U.S. Derrick White San Antonio Spurs

    **NBA player on a two-way contract

The following is a complete list of NBA draftees whose rights are currently held by NBA teams on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters*:

COUNTRY NBA PLAYER RIGHTS HELD BY
Brazil Marcos Louzada Silva New Orleans Pelicans
China Wang Zhelin Memphis Grizzlies
France Louis Labeyrie New York Knicks
France Mathias Lessort LA Clippers
Greece Georgios Printezis San Antonio Spurs
Lithuania Renaldas Seibutis Cleveland Cavaliers
Montenegro Bojan Dubljević Portland Trail Blazers
Serbia Vasilije Micić Philadelphia 76ers
Serbia Nikola Milutinov San Antonio Spurs
Spain Sergio Llull Houston Rockets

The following is a complete list of players on 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup rosters who previously played in the NBA*:

COUNTRY PLAYER
Argentina Nicolás Brussino
Argentina Patricio Garino
Argentina Nicolás Laprovittola
Argentina Luis Scola
Australia Andrew Bogut
Australia Mitch Creek
Brazil Leandro Barbosa
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marcelo Huertas
Brazil Anderson Varejao
Brazil Marcus Vieira de Souza
Canada Kyle Wiltjer
China Yi Jianlian
China Zhou Qi
Dominican Republic Luis David Montero
France Nando De Colo
France Axel Toupane
Germany Paul Zipser
Greece Nick Calathes
Greece Georgios Papagiannis
Greece Konstantinos Papanikolaou
Iran Hamed Haddadi
Italy Luigi Datome
Japan Nick Fazekas
Lithuania Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Nigeria Ike Diogu
Nigeria Ekpe Udoh
Nigeria Ben Uzoh
Philippines Andray Blatche
Puerto Rico Gian Clavell
Puerto Rico Renaldo Balkman
Russia Sergey Karasev
Senegal Hamady Ndiaye
Senegal Maurice Ndour
Serbia Miroslav Raduljica
Spain Víctor Claver
Spain Rudy Fernández
Tunisia Salah Mejri
Turkey Semih Erden

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