Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NBA TIPS OFF 2013-14 SEASON WITH
RECORD INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PRESENCE

-- Record 92 players from 40 countries and territories represented --

-- San Antonio Spurs with Most-Ever International Players at 10,
                                    France has Strongest Representation with Nine Players --

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 – A record-breaking 92 international players from 40 countries and territories feature on opening-night rosters for the 2013-14 NBA season. The previous opening-night record was set in the 2010-11 season with 84 players from 38 countries and territories.  Twenty-seven of the 30 teams feature at least one international player. 

The San Antonio Spurs break the record for the most international players on a team roster with 10; last season’s opening-night roster featured eight.  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves follow with six international players each, and the Milwaukee Bucks have five.  Seven teams have four international players and seven teams have three such players. 

Once again, France is the most represented country with nine players, and Canada follows with eight.  Australia and Spain each have five players on team rosters, with Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Russia, and Turkey each having four.  Four countries have their strongest representation ever – Australia (five), Israel (two), Italy (four), and Russia (four), with Macedonia making a first appearance on the list.

The San Antonio Spurs retain the title for the most internationally diverse team, with seven countries represented on their roster.

At the end of the 2012-13 regular season, the NBA featured 85 international players from 36 countries and territories on team rosters (both active and inactive).  

The following is a complete list of international players on 2013-14 NBA opening-night
 rosters (both active and inactive):

NATIONALITY          BIRTHPLACE        FIRST NAME             LAST NAME    NBA TEAM
Argentina                                                       Carlos                          Delfino               Milwaukee Bucks
                                                                      Emanuel "Manu"          Ginobili              San Antonio Spurs
                                                                      Pablo                             Prigioni               New York Knicks
                                                                      Luis                               Scola                   Indiana Pacers


NATIONALITY          BIRTHPLACE        FIRST NAME             LAST NAME     NBA TEAM
Australia                                                        Aron                             Baynes                San Antonio Spurs
                                                                      Andrew                         Bogut                   Golden State Warriors
                                                                      Matthew                       Dellavedova         Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                      Kyrie                            Irving1                  Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                      Patrick                          Mills                    San Antonio Spurs

Bosnia & Herzegovina                                  Ongjen                          Kuzmic                Golden State Warriors
                                                                      Mirza                            Teletovic             Brooklyn Nets

Brazil                                                             Vitor                             Faverani               Boston Celtics
                                                                      Nene                             Hilario                 Washington Wizards
                                                                      Tiago                             Splitter                San Antonio Spurs                                          Anderson        Varejao                                     Cleveland Cavaliers

Cameroon                                                      Luc                                Mbah A Moute   Sacramento Kings

Canada                                                           Joel                               Anthony              Miami Heat
                                                                      Anthony                       Bennett                Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                      Cory                             Joseph                 San Antonio Spurs
                                     South Africa             Steve                             Nash2                   Los Angeles Lakers
                                                                      Andrew                         Nicholson            Orlando Magic
                                                                  Kelly                             Olynyk                Boston Celtics
                                                                  Robert                          Sacre                    Los Angeles Lakers
                                                                      Tristan                                   Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

Congo                                                            Serge                             Ibaka3                  Oklahoma City Thunder

Czech Republic                                             Jan                                Vesely                 Washington Wizards

Democratic Republic                                    
of the Congo                                                  Bismack                        Biyombo             Charlotte Bobcats

Dominican Republic                                      Francisco                      Garcia                  Houston Rockets
                                                                      Al                                  Horford               Atlanta Hawks

Finland                         France                      Erik                               Murphy4             Chicago Bulls

France                                                            Nicolas                          Batum                  Portland Trail Blazers
                                                                  Nando                           De Colo               San Antonio Spurs
                                                                      Boris                             Diaw                    San Antonio Spurs
                                                                      Evan                              Fournier               Denver Nuggets
                                                                      Rudy                             Gobert                 Utah Jazz
                                                                      Ian                                 Mahinmi              Indiana Pacers
NATIONALITY          BIRTHPLACE        FIRST NAME             LAST NAME     NBA TEAM
France                           Belgium                    Tony                             Parker4                 San Antonio Spurs
                                     French Guiana          Kevin                            Seraphin              Washington Wizards
                                     Martinique               Ronny                           Turiaf                  Minnesota Timberwolves
                                    
Georgia                                                          Zaza                              Pachulia               Milwaukee Bucks
                                                                      Tornike                         Shengelia              Brooklyn Nets
                                    
Germany                                                       Elias                              Harris                  Los Angeles Lakers
                                                                      Dirk                              Nowitzki             Dallas Mavericks
                                                                      Dennis                                   Schroder     Atlanta Hawks

Great Britain                South Sudan             Luol                              Deng5                   Chicago Bulls
                                                                      Joel                               Freeland               Portland Trail Blazers
                                               
Greece                                                           Giannis                                  Antetokounmpo    Milwaukee Bucks

Haiti                                                              Samuel                          Dalembert6          Dallas Mavericks

Israel                                                              Omri                             Casspi                 Houston Rockets
                                                                      Gal                                Mekel                  Dallas Mavericks

Italy                                                               Andrea                          Bargnani              New York Knicks
                                                                      Marco                          Belinelli               San Antonio Spurs
                                                                      Luigi                              Datome                Detroit Pistons
                                                                      Danilo                          Gallinari               Denver Nuggets

Latvia                                                            Andris                           Biedrins               Utah Jazz

Lithuania                                                       Donatas                        Motiejunas          Houston Rockets
                                                                      Jonas                             Valanciunas         Toronto Raptors

Macedonia                                                     Pero                              Antic                      Atlanta Hawks
                                                                     
Mexico                                                          Gustavo                        Ayon                      Atlanta Hawks
                                    
Montenegro                                                   Nikola                           Pekovic                Minnesota Timberwolves
                                                                      Nikola                           Vucevic                Orlando Magic

New Zealand                                                 Steven                           Adams                 Oklahoma City Thunder

Nigeria                                                           Festus                           Ezeli                    Golden State Warriors

Poland                                                           Marcin                          Gortat                  Washington Wizards
NATIONALITY          BIRTHPLACE          FIRST NAME            LAST NAME     NBA TEAM
Puerto Rico                                                     Jose Juan                     Barea                      Minnesota Timberwolves
                                    
Russia                                                              Sergey                         Karasev               Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                        Andrei                         Kirilenko             Brooklyn Nets
                                                                        Timofey                      Mozgov               Denver Nuggets
                                                                        Alexey                         Shved                   Minnesota Timberwolves

Senegal                                                             Gorgui                         Dieng                   Minnesota Timberwolves
                                                                        Hamady                      Ndiaye                 Sacramento Kings
                                                                       
Serbia                                                               Nemanja                      Nedovic               Golden State Warriors
                                                                        Miroslav                     Raduljica              Milwaukee Bucks
                                               
Slovenia                                                           Goran                          Dragic                  Phoenix Suns
                                                                        Beno                            Udrih                      New York Knicks
                                                                                  
Spain                                                               Jose Manuel                Calderon              Dallas Mavericks
                                                                        Victor                          Claver                  Portland Trail Blazers
                                                                        Marc                           Gasol                      Memphis Grizzlies 
                                                                        Pau                              Gasol                      Los Angeles Lakers
                                                                        Ricky                                Rubio             Minnesota Timberwolves
                                                                       
Sweden                                                            Jonas                          Jerebko                Detroit Pistons
                                                                        Jeffrey                         Taylor                 Charlotte Bobcats

Switzerland                                                     Thabo                          Sefolosha             Oklahoma City Thunder

Tanzania                                                         Hasheem                     Thabeet               Oklahoma City Thunder

Turkey                                                            Omer                          Asik                     Houston Rockets
                                                                        Ersan                           Ilyasova               Milwaukee Bucks
                                                                        Enes                            Kanter                 Utah Jazz
                                                                        Hidayet "Hedo"          Turkoglu              Orlando Magic

Ukraine                                                           Viacheslav                   Kravtsov             Phoenix Suns
                                                                        Alex                             Len                      Phoenix Suns
                                                                   
U.S Virgin Islands                                           Tim                             Duncan                San Antonio Spurs

Venezuela                                                        Greivis                        Vasquez               Sacramento Kings


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