These 35 NBA Players Are Currently Playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022

These 35 NBA Players Are Currently Playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022

I don’t know about other ESPN+ users, but I’ve enjoyed getting to watch all the NBA players competing at FIBA Eurobasket 2022. The games started on September 1st, with the 24 countries placed into four groups of six teams – trying to earn a spot in the knockout stage.

The knockout stage began on September 10th and 11th, with eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals – Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, Slovenia, Poland, France, and Italy. That list will be narrowed down to four teams on September 14th and two teams on September 16th. 

The Eurobasket 2022 Final – as well as the third place game – will take place on September 18th at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. A champion hasn’t been crowned since 2017, when Slovenia defeated Serbia 93-85 in the final. Spain won three of the previous four finals.

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Which NBA Players Are Playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022?

These 35 NBA Players Are Currently Playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022
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While there’s a wide range of talent at FIBA Eurobasket 2022, a majority of fans in the United States are going to be drawn to the 35 NBA players who are currently representing their countries. Of course, there are a number of other former NBA players to watch as well.

For example, Dzanan Musa, Jan Vesely, Lorenzo Brown, Guerschon Yabusele, Shane Larkin, Mario Hezonja, Rudy Fernandez, Georgios Papagiannis, and Nico Mannion – among several others – are former NBA players currently playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022. 

Some of those names might not sound familiar to you, largely because they now play overseas. Don’t worry, we’re going to share with you the 35 active NBA players that you can watch at FIBA Eurobasket 2022 – if they haven’t been eliminated yet. There are still a lot of big names in play!

35. Svi Mykhailiuk

Country: Ukraine

NBA Team: Free Agent

Eurobasket 2022: 17.0 points in 29.2 minutes per game (six games)

Svi Mykhailiuk was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2018 draft, but is currently a free agent. He has also played on the Pistons, Thunder, and most recently the Raptors. He’s one of Ukraine’s best players and isn’t shy to put up a three pointer if you give him space.

34. Alperen Şengün

Country: Turkey

NBA Team: Houston Rockets

Eurobasket 2022: 16.5 points in 29.1 minutes per game (six games)

Alperen Şengün was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 16th overall pick in 2021. He averaged 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game his rookie season and is expected to play an even bigger role for the Rockets this season. 

33. Alex Len

Country: Ukraine

NBA Team: Sacramento Kings

Eurobasket 2022: 8.0 points in 21.4 minutes per game (six games)

Alex Len was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the fifth overall pick in 2013. He also played for the Hawks, Wizards, Raptors, and most recently the Kings – where he played 39 games last year. He brings a lot of NBA experience (nine years) to a Ukraine team that needs every bit of it. 

32. Furkan Korkmaz

Country: Turkey

NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Eurobasket 2022: 12.6 points in 30.4 minutes per game (five games)

Furkan Korkmaz was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 26th overall pick in 2016. He has spent his entire five-year career with the team and is an integral part of their bench – seeing about 20 minutes per game. He averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last year. 

31. Cedi Osman

Country: Turkey

NBA Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Eurobasket 2022: 15.3 points in 36.5 minutes per game (six games)

Cedi Osman was drafted by the Timberwolves with the 31st overall pick in 2015, but he was immediately traded to the Cavaliers – where he has spent the past five years. He’s a major role player off the bench, averaging around 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.

30. Usman Garuba

Country: Spain

NBA Team: Houston Rockets

Eurobasket 2022: 4.8 points in 17.0 minutes per game (six games)

Usman Garuba was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 23rd overall pick in 2021. He put up 2.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 10.0 minutes per game. He played just 24 games and received two starts, but is expected to have a larger role this year.

29. Juancho Hernangómez

Country: Spain

NBA Team: Toronto Raptors 

Eurobasket 2022: 10.0 points in 22.7 minutes per game (six games)

Juancho Hernangómez was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 15th overall pick in 2016. He has also played for the Timberwolves, Celtics, Jazz, and Spurs over his six-year career. He’s now entering his first season with the Raptors and will likely play a supportive role off the bench.

28. Willy Hernangómez 

Country: Spain

NBA Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Eurobasket 2022: 16.3 points in 21.0 minutes per game (six games)

Willy Hernangómez was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2015 draft – he is the younger brother Juancho. While he never played for the 76ers, he has played for the Knicks, Hornets, and the Pelicans – where he averaged 9.1 points per game in 2021.

27. Vlatko Čančar 

Country: Slovenia

NBA Team: Denver Nuggets

Eurobasket 2022: 10.0 points in 28.5 minutes per game (six games)

Vlatko Čančar was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2017 draft. His role has increased every year since, playing 3.2 minutes per game in 2019 and 11.7 minutes per game in 2021. I wouldn’t be surprised if he sees similar – if not better – minutes this season. 

26. Marko Simonović 

Country: Montenegro

NBA Team: Chicago Bulls

Eurobasket 2022: 8.7 points in 19.7 minutes per game (six games)

Marko Simonović was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2020 draft. He made his debut last season, playing in nine games, but is expected to have a bigger role in 2022 after a strong Summer League. He’s the only player on this list representing Montenegro.

25. Simone Fontecchio

Country: Italy

NBA Team: Utah Jazz

Eurobasket 2022: 19.2 points in 26.9 minutes per game (six games)

Simone Fontecchio went undrafted in 2017, but is a one-time Italian Cup winner, three-time Italian Super Cup Winner, one-time LBA All-Star, and was named LBA Best Player Under 22 in 2015. The Utah Jazz recently signed him to a contract, finally welcoming him into the NBA. 

24. Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Country: Greece

NBA Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Eurobasket 2022: 2.8 points in 11.3 minutes per game (six games)

Thanasis Antetokounmpo was drafted by the New York Knicks in the second round in 2014, but only played in two games over the next six seasons. He signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019 and has played 9.2 minutes per game in 125 games since – alongside his older brother.

23. Tyler Dorsey

Country: Greece

NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks

Eurobasket 2022: 13.7 points in 22.4 minutes per game (six games)

Tyler Dorsey was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round in 2017, but struggled to earn a long-term role with the team. He was later traded to the Grizzlies in 2019 and spent time overseas between 2019 and 2022. He recently signed a two-way contract with the Mavericks. 

22. Franz Wagner

Country: Germany

NBA Team: Orlando Magic

Eurobasket 2022: 15.8 points in 25.3 minutes per game (six games)

Franz Wagner was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the eighth overall pick in 2021. He put up 15.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game in 2021 – starting 79 games in the process. He’s having a strong Eurobasket, which is a good sign of what’s to come.

21. Sandro Mamukelashvili

Country: Georgia

NBA Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Eurobasket 2022: 15.2 points in 35.0 minutes per game (five games)

Sandro Mamukelashvili was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2021 draft. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 41 games as a rookie last year, but was putting on an absolute show with Georgia at Eurobasket 2022.

20. Goga Bitadze

Country: Georgia

NBA Team: Indiana Pacers

Eurobasket 2022: 10.0 points in 23.3 minutes per game (five games)

Goga Bitadze was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 18th overall pick in 2019 – him and Mamukelashvili are teammates in the NBA and Eurobasket. Bitadze had the best year of his career in 2021, putting up 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 50 games (16 starts).

19. Théo Maledon

Country: France

NBA Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Eurobasket 2022: n/a

Théo Maledon was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2020 draft, but he was immediately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder – where he has spent the past two seasons. While his role was reduced last year as the team rebuilds, he’s still vital to their plan.

18. Frank Ntilikina

Country: France

NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks

Eurobasket 2022: n/a

Frank Ntilikina was drafted by the New York Knicks with the eighth overall pick in 2017. He spent four years with the team before taking his talents to the Dallas Mavericks, where he played 58 games last year. He unfortunately was unable to suit up for FIBA Eurobasket 2022. 

17. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

Country: France

NBA Team: Free Agent

Eurobasket 2022: 4.5 points in 19.1 minutes per game (six games)

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 24th overall pick in 2016. He has played for five teams during his six-year career, serving a limited role everywhere he has gone. He last played for the Atlanta Hawks last season, but is currently a free agent. 

16. Dario Šarić

Country: Croatia

NBA Team: Phoenix Suns

Eurobasket 2022: 9.2 points in 27.1 minutes per game (six games)

Dario Šarić was drafted by the Magic with the 12th overall pick in 2014, but was immediately traded to the 76ers and didn’t join the NBA until 2016. He’s a dominant player down low when healthy, but has struggled with injuries throughout his career – missing 2021 with a torn ACL. 

15. Ivica Zubac

Country: Croatia

NBA Team: Los Angeles Clippers

Eurobasket 2022: 9.5 points in 19.2 minutes per game (six games)

Ivica Zubac was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2016 draft, but has since moved on to the Los Angeles Clippers. He started in 76 games last year, averaging 10 points per game for the first time in his career. He also had a career-high 8.5 rebounds.  

14. Bojan Bogdanovic

Country: Croatia

NBA Team: Utah Jazz

Eurobasket 2022: 19.2 points in 32.1 minutes per game (six games)

Bojan Bogdanovic was drafted by the Miami Heat with the 31st overall pick in the 2011 draft, but never played for the team and didn’t make his NBA debut until 2014 – with the Brooklyn Nets. He has spent the past three years with the Utah Jazz and is a regular starter in the NBA. 

13. Evan Fournier

Country: France

NBA Team: New York Knicks

Eurobasket 2022: 14.7 points in 30.0 minutes per game (six games)

Evan Fournier was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 20th overall pick in 2012. He has also played for the Magic, Celtics, and most recently the Knicks – where he started 80 games last season and averaged 14.1 points per game. He will play a similar role in New York in 2022.

12. Lauri Markkanen

Country: Finland

NBA Team: Utah Jazz

Eurobasket 2022: 27.8 points in 27.4 minutes per game (six games)

Lauri Markkanen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the seventh overall pick in 2017, but was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he spent the first four years of his career. He started 61 games for the Cavaliers last season, averaging 14.8 points per game.

11. Daniel Theis

Country: Germany

NBA Team: Indiana Pacers

Eurobasket 2022: 7.6 points in 21.2 minutes per game (five games)

Daniel Theis made his NBA debut in 2017 with the Boston Celtics and played at least 63 games for the team over his first three seasons. He was traded mid-season in 2020 and traded again last year, but returned to Boston by year’s end. He’s now with another new team in 2022.

10. Deni Avdija

Country: Israel

NBA Team: Washington Wizards

Eurobasket 2022: 14.6 points in 32.8 minutes per game (five games)

Deni Avdija was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall draft pick in 2020. He averaged 8.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 82 games last year, all of which career highs – despite playing off the bench all but eight games. Expect more improvements in 2022.

9. Dennis Schröder

Country: Germany

NBA Team: Free Agent

Eurobasket 2022: 19.0 points in 33.1 minutes per game (five games)

Dennis Schröder was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 17th overall draft pick in 2013. He has played for the Hawks, Thunder, Lakers, Celtics, and Rockets over his nine-year career and while he’s currently a free agent, don’t expect it to stay that way for long. He’ll find a team soon.

8. Goran Dragić 

Country: Slovenia

NBA Team: Chicago Bulls

Eurobasket 2022: 14.5 points in 26.4 minutes per game (six games)

Goran Dragić was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 2008 draft, but was immediately traded to the Phoenix Suns. He has played for five teams over the past 14 years and will be playing with his sixth team in 2022 – his first season with the Chicago Bulls. 

7. Jusuf Nurkić

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

NBA Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Eurobasket 2022: 16.2 points in 29.9 minutes per game (five games)

Jusuf Nurkić was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 16th overall pick in 2014, but has spent the past six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s a dominant player down low when healthy, but has been riddled by injuries over his career – he seems to be healthy now.

6. Jonas Valančiūnas

Country: Lithuania

NBA Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Eurobasket 2022: 16.2 points in 28.3 minutes per game (six games)

Jonas Valančiūnas was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the fifth overall pick in 2011. He had stints with the Raptors and Grizzlies before making his debut with the New Orleans Pelicans last season – averaging 17.8 points (career-high) and 11.4 rebounds per game. 

5. Domantas Sabonis

Country: Lithuania

NBA Team: Sacramento Kings

Eurobasket 2022: 12.5 points in 29.0 minutes per game (six games)

Domantas Sabonis was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 11th overall pick in 2016, but was immediately traded to the Thunder. He then spent the next four and a half seasons with the Pacers before being traded to the Kings last season – where he played 15 games late in 2022.

4. Rudy Gobert

Country: France

NBA Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Eurobasket 2022: 14.0 points in 27.2 minutes per game (six games)

Rudy Gobert was drafted by the Nuggets with the 27th overall pick in 2013, but was traded to the Utah Jazz – where he spent the first nine seasons of his career. He was the subject of a blockbuster trade this offseason that will see him play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2022.

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Country: Greece

NBA Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Eurobasket 2022: 29.0 points in 27.9 minutes per game (five games)

Giannis Antetokounmpo was drafted by the Bucks with the 15th overall pick in 2013. He’s not only one of the best players in the NBA, but he’s the current scoring leader at Eurobasket 2022. Of course, this is coming off a season where he put up a career-high 29.9 points per game.  

2. Nikola Jokić

Country: Serbia

NBA Team: Denver Nuggets

Eurobasket 2022: 21.7 points in 25.0 minutes per game (six games)

Nikola Jokic was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2014 draft. He has spent his entire seven-year career with them and is the current two-time reigning MVP. He averaged a career-high 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game last season.

1. Luka Dončić

Country: Slovenia

NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks

Eurobasket 2022: 28.0 points in 32.9 minutes per game (six games)

Luka Dončić was drafted by the Hawks with the third overall pick in 2018, but was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks – where he has spent the past four seasons. He has put up at least 27.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game in each of the past three seasons.

NBA Players Are Gearing Up for the Upcoming Season

These 35 NBA Players Are Currently Playing in FIBA Eurobasket 2022
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Whether they’re playing at FIBA Eurobasket 2022, local camps or tournaments, or at their own personal court, NBA players are currently preparing for the long and tumultuous 2022-23 regular season about to unfold on October 18th. It’s bound to be a season packed full of excitement. 

Not only are there a number of big-time NBA players making debuts with their new team – whether it be a free agent signing or a player from a trade – but there are a number of rookie NBA players ready to prove their worth in this league. Who do you think will shine this season?

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Better yet, which team do you think is going to be crowned champion at season’s end? Will the Golden State Warriors repeat (yet again) or will someone spoil their comeback party – say the Grizzlies, 76ers, Bucks, Heat, Nets, Celtics, Clippers, Suns, Nuggets, it could be anybody!

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