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Every active and former NBA player expected to compete in Paris 2024

Published July 10, 2024, 1:20 PMPao Ambat
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LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are some of the top superstars in Paris 2024.

There will be no short of NBA talent in upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024. 


While there’s the heavily-favored and four-time gold medalist Team USA, some of the Association’s best and brightest international stars will try to lead their respective countries to Olympic glory. 


Here's a look at some of the current and former NBA players who will play in the Olympic Games Paris 2024: 


Note: The following are still subject to change. Some teams have yet to announce their final roster. 

 

Australia

 

 The no. 5 team in the world rankings, the Boomers of Australia are in Group A alongside Canada, Greece,and Spain a.k.a. the “Group of Death” and will parade eight active NBA players and one former player: 

  • Dyson Daniels (New Pelicans)

  • Dante Exum (Dallas Mavericks)

  • Josh Giddey (Chicago Bulls)

  • Josh Green (Charlotte Hornets)

  • Joe Ingles (Minnesota Timberwolves)

  • Jock Landale (Houston Rockets)

  • Patty Mills (Miami Heat)

  • Duop Reath (Portland Trail Blazers)

  • Matthew Dellavedova (former NBA player)

 

 

 

 


Brazil

Brazil is one of the last teams to catch Paris 2024 after coming out on top of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Riga, Latvia.

Currently the world no. 12 squad, Brazil is in Group C alongside France, Germany, and Japan, is yet to announce their final lineup for the Olympics but has an active NBA player in their roster in the winning team in Riga:

  • Gui Santos (Golden State Warriors)
  • Bruno Caboclo (former NBA player)
  • Marcelinho Huertas (former NBA player)

 


Canada

After a historic bronze medal finish in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the seventh-ranked Canadians are one of the teams in Paris who are expected to make a deep run in the tournament.

Canada is also yet to announce their final roster for Paris 2024, but possess a lot of NBA experience in their pool:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)

  • Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets)

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Minnesota Timberwolves)

  • RJ Barrett (Toronto Raptors)

  • Dillon Brooks (Houston Rockets)

  • Luguentz Dort (OKC Thunder)

  • Trey Lyles (Sacramento Kings)

  • Andrew Nembhard (Indiana Pacers)

  • Kelly Olynyk (Toronto Raptors)

  • Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks)

  • Khem Birch (former NBA player)

  • Mfiondu Kabengele (former NBA player)


 

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France


Like Canada, the world no. 9 team France is among the top medal hopefuls in Paris 2024, parading a roster with a handful of current and former NBA talents like: 


  • Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs)

  • Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves)

  • Nicolas Batum (Los Angeles Clippers)

  • Bilal Coulibaly (Washington Wizards)

  • Nando De Colo (former NBA player)

  • Evan Fournier (most recently with Pistons)

  • Frank Ntilikina (former NBA player)

  • Guerschon Yabusele (former NBA player)

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Germany

 

Die Mannschaft hopes to follow up their successful 2023 FIBA World Cup campaign, shifting to a first-ever podium finish in the Olympics. Germany has yet to announce their final roster for Paris 2024, but a loaded pool include nothing short of current and ex-NBA talents: 

  • Dennis Schroder (Brooklyn Nets)

  • Daniel Theis (New Orleans Pelicans)

  • Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic)

  • Mo Wagner (Orlando Magic)

  • Isaac Bonga (former NBA player)

 


Greece

The Greeks are also one of the last teams to punch a ticket for Paris 2024, winning the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Piraeus that included victories over Luka Doncic and Slovenia in the semifinals and Croatia in the final round. 

An NBA champion and multi-time MVP is present in that squad, who are yet to their final roster for Paris, with some former NBA players in the mix. 

  • Giannis Anetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)

  • Kostas Antetokounmpo (former NBA player)

  • Nick Calathes (former NBA player)

  • Georgios Papagiannis (former NBA player)

  • Kostas Papanikolaou (former NBA player)


Japan

Akatsuki Japan qualified for Paris 2024 as the best Asian performing team in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The Japanese are now in back-to-back Olympics after finishing 11th in Tokyo 2020. 

A couple of NBA talents is present in Japan’s final roster for the Olympic Games Paris 2024: 

  • Rui Hachimura (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • Yuta Watanabe (former NBA player)

 


Puerto Rico 

Puerto Rico is among the last three teams to qualify for Paris 2024, needing to undergo the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at home in San Juan after beating Lithuania in the final round. 

Los Magnificos is making their Olympic return for the first time since Athens 2004, and with yet to announce a final roster for Paris, is expected to have a key NBA player in the pool. 

  • Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans)



Serbia 

The 2023 FIBA World Cup silver medalists are among the top contenders in Paris 2024, and are Group C alongside Team USA, Puerto Rico, and South Sudan. 

Yet to announce a final roster, a loaded pool include a familiar name in the Association and world basketball with other ex-NBA players is present: 

  • Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta Hawks)

  • Nikola Jovic (Miami Heat)

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (Charlotte Hornets)

  • Marko Guduric (former NBA player)

  • Filip Petrušev (former NBA player)

 


South Sudan

South Sudan qualified for Paris 2024 by virtue of becoming the best African performing team in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup last year. 

Some current and former NBA players are listed in their 25-man pool with the team still to announce their final roster for Paris: 

  • Bol Bol (Phoenix Suns)

  • JT Thor (Charlotte Hornets)

  • Wenyen Gabriel (former NBA player)

  • Carlik Jones (former NBA player)

  • Deng Adel (former NBA player)

  • Thon Maker (former NBA player)


Spain 

Better late than never for La Roja, who also qualified for Paris 2024 after a successful FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at home in Valencia. 

The world no. 2 Spain is set to compete for their 7th Olympics and their final roster also boast a collection of current and ex-NBA players: 

  • Santi Aldama (Memphis Grizzlies)

  • Rudy Fernández (former NBA player)

  • Lorenzo Brown (former NBA player)

  • Usman Garuba (most recently with Warriors)

  • Juancho Hernangómez (former NBA player)

  • Willy Hernangómez (former NBA player)


USA 

We have to save the best for last, don't we? 

The defending four-time Olympic gold medalists and the top-ranked USA is coming to Paris with one mission only: defend the crown. 

A stacked line-up–from top to bottom– is coming to Olympic Games Paris 2024 with massive expectations and a legitimate star-power. Can they clinch a fifth straight gold? 

  • LeBron James (LA Lakers)

  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

  • Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)

  • Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers)

  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

  • Anthony Davis (LA Lakers) 

  • Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)

  • Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)

  • Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)

  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)

  • Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)

  • Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics)