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Record 121 NBA and WNBA Players to Compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Record 121 NBA and WNBA Players to Compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A record 121 NBA (www.NBA.com) and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The men’s and women’s 5×5 competitions will feature a record 49 current NBA players and a record 29 current WNBA players, as well as 16 former NBA and 22 former WNBA players. The inaugural 3×3 basketball tournament features four current and one former WNBA player.

The previous records for current NBA and WNBA players in the Olympics were 46 and 26, respectively, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Outside of the U.S., Nigeria has the most current NBA players on its roster with eight, followed by Australia with seven and France with six. Eleven of the 12 teams competing in the men’s tournament have at least one current NBA player, and national team rosters include 13 players who have been NBA All-Stars.

Twenty-seven NBA teams are represented in the men’s 5×5 competition, with the Miami Heat featuring a league-high four players. The Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz each have three players competing.

In the women’s 5×5 competition, outside the U.S., Australia has the most current WNBA players with five followed by Canada and Spain with three each. Eight of the 12 teams in the women’s tournament have at least one current WNBA player, and 10 of the 12 WNBA teams are represented on national team rosters. The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm lead with five players each, followed by the Minnesota Lynx with four players.

The inaugural women’s 3×3 basketball tournament is being held from July 24-28 and features five current and former WNBA players.

In addition, 29 players on Olympic rosters have NBA G League experience, including a league-high six on Nigeria. France and Japan each feature four players who played in the NBA’s official minor league.

Francisco Cáffaro of the Argentina Men’s National Team and Han Xu of the China Women’s National Team become the first NBA Academy participants to make an Olympic roster. Cáffaro, who was a member of the University of Virginia’s NCAA championship team in 2019, attended NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia. Han, who attended NBA Academy Shandong in China, became the first NBA Academy participant to be drafted into the WNBA or NBA when she was selected 14th overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

In addition, 45 players on Olympic men’s and women’s rosters participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB), including Danilo Gallinari (Atlanta Hawks; Italy; BWB Global 2003), Han (New York Liberty; China; BWB Global 2018), Marc Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers; Spain; BWB Europe 2003) and Rui Hachimura (Washington Wizards; Japan; BWB Global 2016).  BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has seen 79 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents since 2001 and five former campers drafted into the WNBA since 2019.

Below please find a complete list of current NBA players on 2020 Olympic 5×5 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)

















































































































































































































































































































Country



First Name



Last Name



NBA Team



Argentina



Facundo



Campazzo*



Denver Nuggets



Argentina



Gabriel



Deck*



Oklahoma City Thunder



Argentina



Luca



Vildoza*



New York Knicks



Australia



Aron



Baynes



Toronto Raptors



Australia



Matthew



Dellavedova



Cleveland Cavaliers**



Australia



Dante



Exum



Houston Rockets



Australia



Josh



Green*



Dallas Mavericks



Australia



Joe



Ingles



Utah Jazz



Australia



Patty



Mills



San Antonio Spurs



Australia



Matisse



Thybulle



Philadelphia 76ers



Czech Republic



Tomas



Satoransky*



Chicago Bulls



France



Nicolas



Batum*



Free Agent



France



Evan



Fournier



Boston Celtics



France



Rudy



Gobert



Utah Jazz



France



Timothé



Luwawu-Cabarrot



Brooklyn Nets



France



Frank



Ntilikina*



New York Knicks



France



Vincent



Poirier



Philadelphia 76ers**



Germany



Isaac



Bonga*



Washington Wizards



Germany



Moritz



Wagner



Orlando Magic



Italy



Danilo



Gallinari*



Atlanta Hawks



Italy



Nico



Mannion



Golden State Warriors



Italy



Nicolò



Melli



Dallas Mavericks**



Japan



Rui



Hachimura*



Washington Wizards



Japan



Yuta



Watanabe



Toronto Raptors



Nigeria



Precious



Achiuwa



Miami Heat



Nigeria



Chimezie



Metu



Sacramento Kings



Nigeria



Jordan



Nwora



Milwaukee Bucks



Nigeria



Jahlil



Okafor



Detroit Pistons



Nigeria



Josh



Okogie



Minnesota Timberwolves



Nigeria



KZ



Okpala



Miami Heat



Nigeria



Miye



Oni



Utah Jazz



Nigeria



Nnamdi



Vincent



Miami Heat



Slovenia



Vlatko



Čančar



Denver Nuggets



Slovenia



Luka



Dončić



Dallas Mavericks



Spain



Marc



Gasol*



Los Angeles Lakers



Spain



Willy



Hernangómez*



New Orleans Pelicans



Spain



Ricky



Rubio



Minnesota Timberwolves



United States



Bam



Adebayo



Miami Heat



United States



Devin



Booker



Phoenix Suns



United States



Kevin



Durant



Brooklyn Nets



United States



Jerami



Grant



Detroit Pistons



United States



Draymond



Green



Golden State Warriors



United States



Jrue



Holiday



Milwaukee Bucks



United States



Keldon



Johnson



San Antonio Spurs



United States



Zach



LaVine



Chicago Bulls



United States



Damian



Lillard



Portland Trail Blazers



United States



JaVale



McGee



Denver Nuggets



United States



Khris



Middleton



Milwaukee Bucks



United States



Jayson



Tatum



Boston Celtics


*Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

**Appeared on an NBA roster during 2020-21 season

Below please find a complete list of former NBA players on 2020 Olympic 5×5 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)


























































































Country



First Name



Last Name



Argentina



Nicolás



Brussino



Argentina



Patricio



Garino*



Argentina



Nicolás



Laprovittola



Argentina



Luis



Scola



Czech Republic



Jan



Vesely



France



Nando



De Colo



France



Guerschon



Yabusele



Iran



Hamed



Haddadi



Nigeria



Ekpe



Udoh



Slovenia



Zoran



Dragić



Slovenia



Mike



Tobey



Spain



Alex



Abrines



Spain



Victor



Claver*



Spain



Rudy



Fernández



Spain



Pau



Gasol



Spain



Sergio



Rodríguez*


*Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

Below please find a complete list of current WNBA players on 2020 Olympic 5×5 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)

























































































































































































Country



First Name



Last Name



WNBA Team



Australia



Rebecca



Allen



New York Liberty



Australia



Ezi



Magbegor*



Seattle Storm



Australia



Leilani



Mitchell



Washington Mystics



Australia



Alanna



Smith



Phoenix Mercury



Australia



Stephanie



Talbot



Seattle Storm



Belgium



Julie



Allemand



Indiana Fever**



Belgium



Emma



Meesseman



Free Agent



Canada



Natalie



Achonwa



Minnesota Lynx



Canada



Bridget



Carleton



Minnesota Lynx



Canada



Kia



Nurse



Phoenix Mercury



China



Xu



Han*



New York Liberty**



France



Marine



Johannes



New York Liberty**



France



Gabby



Williams



Los Angeles Sparks**



Republic of Korea



JiSu



Park



Las Vegas Aces



Spain



Maite



Cazorla



Atlanta Dream**



Spain



Maria



Conde



Chicago Sky**



Spain



Astou



Ndour



Chicago Sky



United States



Ariel



Atkins



Washington Mystics



United States



Sue



Bird



Seattle Storm



United States



Tina



Charles



Washington Mystics



United States



Napheesa



Collier



Minnesota Lynx



United States



Skylar



Diggins-Smith



Phoenix Mercury



United States



Sylvia



Fowles



Minnesota Lynx



United States



Chelsea



Gray



Las Vegas Aces



United States



Brittney



Griner



Phoenix Mercury



United States



Jewell



Loyd



Seattle Storm



United States



Breanna



Stewart



Seattle Storm



United States



Diana



Taurasi



Phoenix Mercury



United States



A’ja



Wilson



Las Vegas Aces


*Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

**Under contract with WNBA team but did not report to training camp this season

Below please find a complete list of former WNBA players on 2020 Olympic 5×5 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)
























































































































Country



First Name



Last Name



Australia



Cayla



George



Australia



Tess



Madgen



Australia



Jenna



O'Hea



Australia



Marianna



Tolo



Belgium



Kim



Mestdagh



Belgium



Ann



Wauters



Canada



Kayla



Alexander



Canada



Miranda



Ayim



Canada



Nirra



Fields



Canada



Kim



Gaucher



Canada



Nayo



Raincock-Ekunwe



China



Ting



Shao



France



Sandrine



Gruda



France



Endy



Miyem



Nigeria



Adaora



Elonu



Nigeria



Ify



Ibekwe



Nigeria



Victoria



Macaulay



Puerto Rico



Jazmon



Gwathmey



Puerto Rico



Jennifer



O’Neill



Serbia



Jelena



Brooks



Serbia



Ana



Dabovic



Serbia



Sonja



Vasic


Below please find a complete list of current WNBA players on 2020 Olympic 3×3 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)



































Country



First Name



Last Name



WNBA Team



United States



Stefanie



Dolson



Chicago Sky



United States



Allisha



Gray



Dallas Wings



United States



Kelsey



Plum



Las Vegas Aces



United States



Jackie



Young



Las Vegas Aces


Below please find a complete list of former WNBA players on 2020 Olympic 3×3 rosters*:

*As of July 24, 2021 (all rosters subject to change)















Country



First Name



Last Name



Romania



Gabriela



Marginean



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