The 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers are the best solution for those who need to fix their hoops between the 2022 NBA Draft and the 2022 NBA Summer League. This week marks the beginning of the next qualification session, and as nations attempt to advance to the 2023 Basketball World Cup in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines later this summer, national team lineups are filled with NBA players now playing in that league.
The Dallas Mavericks have four players who are playing for their respective nations, notably standout Luka Doncic who is representing Slovenia. With ten players from this window, Team Canada boasts the largest active NBA roster of any National Team, highlighted by Thunder standout Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Here is the region-wise breakdown for each NBA player.
Nigeria: Chimezie Metu (Sacramento Kings)
Angola: Bruno Fernando (Houston Rockets)
Uganda: Ishmail Wainright (Phoenix Suns)
Finland: Lauri Markkanen (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Israel: Deni Avdija (Washington Wizards)
Latvia: Davis Bertans (Dallas Mavericks)
Lithuania: Ignas Brazdeikis (Orlando Magic)
Argentina: Leandro Bolmaro (Minnesota Timberwolves), Facundo Campazzo (Denver Nuggets)
Bahamas: Buddy Hield (Indiana Pacers)
Colombia: Jaime Echenique (Washington Wizards)
Puerto Rico: Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans)
No active NBA players.
Basketball fans can keep an eye out for All-Star Luka Doncic, who plays on Thursday against Croatia, and Dwight Powell, a member of the Western Conference Finalists Mavericks, who will be playing for Canada against the Dominican Republic on Friday.