NBA fans who need their hoops fix in between the 2022 NBA Draft and the 2022 NBA Summer League can look no further than the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. The next qualifying window is taking place this week and National team rosters are loaded with current NBA talent as countries look to advance to the 2023 Basketball World Cup in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines later this summer.
In this World Cup Qualifying window, 25 active NBA players are represented on FIBA rosters. The Dallas Mavericks have the most players represented with four, including superstar Luka Doncic lacing up for his country Slovenia. Team Canada has the most current NBA players on a National team roster with 10 in this window, led by Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Here is the breakdown by region of current NBA players on FIBA rosters this window.
Asia Region: June 30th – July 1st
No active NBA players.
Africa Region: July 1st – July 3rd
Nigeria: Chimezie Metu (Sacramento Kings)
Angola: Bruno Fernando (Houston Rockets)
Uganda: Ishmail Wainright (Phoenix Suns)
Europe Region: June 30th – July 7th
Croatia: Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah Jazz), Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers)
Finland: Lauri Markkanen (Cleveland Cavaliers)
France: Theo Maledon (OKC Thunder), Frank Ntilikina (Dallas Mavericks)
Georgia: Goga Bitadze (Indiana Pacers)
Germany: Isaac Bonga (Toronto Raptors), Dennis Schroder (Houston Rockets)
Israel: Deni Avdija (Washington Wizards)
Latvia: Davis Bertans (Dallas Mavericks)
Lithuania: Ignas Brazdeikis (Orlando Magic)
Serbia: Nikola Jovic (Miami Heat), Boban Marjanovic (Houston Rockets), Nemanja Bjelica (Golden State Warriors)
Slovenia: Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Goran Dragic (Brooklyn Nets)
Americas Region: June 30th – July 4th
Argentina: Leandro Bolmaro (Minnesota Timberwolves), Facundo Campazzo (Denver Nuggets)
Bahamas: Buddy Hield (Indiana Pacers)
Canada: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Utah Jazz), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC Thunder), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks, Kelly Olynyk (Detroit Pistons)
Colombia: Jaime Echenique (Washington Wizards)
Puerto Rico: Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans)
Notable players suiting up that basketball fans can be sure to check out are All-Star Luka Doncic who plays on Thursday against Croatia and Dwight Powell of the Western Conference Finalists Mavericks who is listed on Canada’s roster when they face Dominican Republic on Friday.
*rosters can change up to 24 hours prior to games.