NBA Basketball News, Rumors, Articles, Interviews

  NBA NEWS & RUMORS
News
NBA rumors
Media Links
Basketball Blog

  EMAIL & FORUMS
Message Board
Free Email

  SCORES & STATS
Scores
NBA Stats
Previews
Recaps
Standings
NBA Video
Schedule
Transactions

  NBA FEATURES
Fantasy Basketball
Power Rankings
NBA Awards Watch
Old Articles
NBA Salaries
Free Agents
Interviews
Depth Charts
MVP Race
Rookie Watch
NBA Draft
NBA Mock Draft




  MORE BASKETBALL
History
NBA All-Star Weekend
Business
Playing Tips
NBA Throwback Jerseys

  MORE LEAGUES
Olympics
World
USA
Minors
Summer

  WEBSITE INFO
About Us
Write For Us
Advertise
Contact Us



InsideHoops NBA [Home]

International Players in Playoffs

 


SHARE THIS PAGE


"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK


 






| Apr. 25, 2006

When the NBA Playoffs tip off on April 22, team rosters will feature a record 44 international players from 25 countries and territories. Almost every team competing in the Playoffs will feature at least one international player. This year’s number of international players nearly doubles last year’s, when 24 players from 18 countries and territories participated in the Playoffs.

The Playoffs feature 17 international players in the Eastern Conference and 27 in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs have the most international players on a Playoff roster with a record seven. At the end of the 2005-06 regular season, the NBA featured 82 international players from 38 countries and territories on team rosters (both active and inactive).

International players in the NBA Playoffs 2006:

EASTERN CONFERENCE (17)

Chicago Bulls (3): Luol Deng (Sudan), Andres Nocioni (Argentina) and Luke Schenscher (Australia)
Cleveland Cavaliers (3): Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Lithuania), Aleksandar Pavlovic (Serbia and Montenegro) and Anderson Varaejo (Brazil)
Detroit Pistons (1): Carlos Delfino (Argentina)
Indiana Pacers (2): Sarunas Jasikevicius (Lithuania) and Peja Stojakovic (Serbia and Montenegro)
Milwaukee Bucks (5): Andrew Bogut (Australia), Dan Gadzuric (Netherlands), Toni Kukoc (Croatia), Jamaal Magloire (Canada) and Jiri Welsch (Czech Republic)
New Jersey Nets (3): Nenad Krstic (Serbia and Montenegro), Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia) and Zoran Planinic (Croatia)

WESTERN CONFERENCE (27)

Dallas Mavericks (3): DeSagana Diop (Senegal), Didier Ilunga-Mbenga (Congo) and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)
Denver Nuggets (3): Francisco Elson (Netherlands), Linas Kleiza (Lithuania) and Eduardo Najera (Mexico)
Los Angeles Clippers (2): Vladimir Radmanovic (Serbia and Montenegro) and Zeljko Rebraca (Serbia and Montenegro)
Los Angeles Lakers (2): Ronny Turiaf (Martinique) and Sasha Vujacic (Slovenia)
Memphis Grizzlies (2): Pau Gasol (Spain) and Jake Tsakalidis (Greece)
Phoenix Suns (6): Leandro Barbosa (Brazil), Raja Bell (U.S. Virgin Islands), Pat Burke (Ireland), Boris Diaw (France), Steve Nash (Canada) and Nikoloz Tskitishvili (Georgia)
Sacramento Kings (2): Francisco Garcia (Dominican Republic), and Vitaly Potapenko (Ukraine)
San Antonio Spurs (7): Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Sean Marks (New Zealand), Rasho Nesterovic (Slovenia), Fabricio Oberto (Argentina), Tony Parker (France) and Beno Udrih (Slovenia)



MAIN BASKETBALL SECTIONS
NBA Basketball
College
High School
Streetball
WNBA
D-League
Basketball Forum
BASKETBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
RSS (of our blog)
On Twitter
On Facebook
On Instagram
On YouTube
On Google+
KEY BASKETBALL WEBSITE INFO
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise
Write For Us

All content copyright © 1999-2017, InsideHoops.com. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
Partner with USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Owned by InsideHoops Media Inc.