NBA: Presents its most international season with 125 foreign players
The NBA starts this Tuesday new season and he will do it with his more international campaign, since there will be 125 non-American players on their floors.
The league detailed in a statement that, at this start of the season, there are 125 non-US players belonging to 40 countries and territorieswhich represents a new record compared to the 121 mark established in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Canadawith 26 playersis the country with the most representatives in the NBA. They follow him France with 14, Australia with nine, Serbia with seven and Germany with six.
The NBA today announced that a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories across six continents are on opening-night rosters for the 2023-24 season, including a record number of players from Canada (26) and France (14).
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A total of 64 of the 125 non-US players belong to Europe. This is the tenth consecutive season of the NBA with at least 100 non-American players.
The Dallas Maverickswith eight non-American playersare the most international franchise in the NBA this year with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Spain It has three players: Ricky Rubio (Cleveland Cavaliers, now on leave for mental health), Santi Aldama (Memphis Grizzlies) and Usman Garuba (Golden State Warriors).
Dominicans also appear on the list released by the NBA this Tuesday Al Horford (Boston Celtics) and Chris Duarte (Sacramento Kings).
However, this relationship does not include as international other Latin players born in the United Statesbut representing Hispanic countries in international competitions.
This is the case, for example, of Dominican Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) or the Mexican rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. (Miami Heat).
The most important basketball league in the world has welcomed international talent in recent years. The last five MVPs of the regular season are players not born in the US: the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (2019 and 2020), the Serbian Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets (2021 and 2022) and the Cameroonian Joel Embiid (2023).
(With information from EFE)
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