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2018 NBA Playoffs to Feature Record 62 International Players from 33 Countries

 62 International Players from 33 Countries


NEW YORK, April 12, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that team rosters (active and inactive) for the 2018 NBA Playoffs will feature a record 62 international players from a record 33 countries. 

All 16 Playoff Teams Include at Least One International Player 

All 16 teams competing in the playoffs will feature at least one international player.  The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers have an NBA-high seven international players each.  The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs each have six.  The Spurs’ 2014 NBA Championship team featured a record nine international players during the playoffs.

The most represented countries among the 62 international players on playoff rosters are France and Australia (seven players each), followed by Canada (four players), Spain (four players), Turkey, Croatia, Cameroon and Brazil (three players each).  Thirty-six of the record 64 European players who were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season are on playoff rosters.

Four-time NBA Champion Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs; France) will be making his 17th straight playoff appearance, the longest active streak among all NBA players.

There were 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season.  This marked the fourth consecutive season that opening-night rosters featured at least 100 international players and that all 30 teams had at least one international player.

The previous record for international players in the playoffs (60) was set in 2007, and the previous record for countries and territories represented in the playoffs (30) was set in 2014.

The 2018 NBA Playoffs tip off Saturday, April 14 on ABC.  In the opening game, the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will host the San Antonio Spurs at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Below please find the full list of international players on 2018 NBA Playoff team rosters
(active and inactive):

Country
First Name
Team
Argentina
San Antonio Spurs
Australia
Boston Celtics
Australia
Boston Celtics
Australia
Milwaukee Bucks
Australia
Philadelphia 76ers
Australia
San Antonio Spurs
Australia
Utah Jazz
Australia
Utah Jazz
Austria
Toronto Raptors
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portland Trail Blazers
Brazil
Houston Rockets
Brazil
Toronto Raptors
Brazil
Utah Jazz
Cameroon
Houston Rockets
Cameroon
Philadelphia 76ers
Cameroon
Toronto Raptors
Canada
Cleveland Cavaliers
Canada
Indiana Pacers
Canada
Miami Heat
Canada
Minnesota Timberwolves
China
Houston Rockets
Croatia
Cleveland Cavaliers
Croatia
Indiana Pacers
Croatia
Philadelphia 76ers
Czech Republic
Washington Wizards
Dominican Republic
Boston Celtics
Egypt
Boston Celtics
France
Boston Celtics
France
New Orleans Pelicans
France
Philadelphia 76ers
France
San Antonio Spurs
France
San Antonio Spurs
France
Utah Jazz
France
Washington Wizards
Georgia
Golden State Warriors
Germany
Boston Celtics
Greece
Milwaukee Bucks
Greece
Portland Trail Blazers
Italy
Philadelphia 76ers
Latvia
San Antonio Spurs
Lithuania
Indiana Pacers
Lithuania
Toronto Raptors
Mali
New Orleans Pelicans
Montenegro
New Orleans Pelicans
New Zealand
Oklahoma City Thunder
Poland
Washington Wizards
Republic of the Congo
Toronto Raptors
Senegal
Minnesota Timberwolves
Serbia
Minnesota Timberwolves
Slovenia
Miami Heat
South Sudan
Milwaukee Bucks
Spain
Cleveland Cavaliers
Spain
Oklahoma City Thunder
Spain
San Antonio Spurs
Spain
...

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