The Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum is one of 50 active NBA players in the world cup.
By Chris Johnson
August 28, 2014

We spent the past month analyzing the selection process for Team USA’s 12-man FIBA World Cup roster, which was finalized early Saturday morning. In the meantime, other countries were assembling their squads, many of which are loaded with NBA players.

You may be familiar with the Gasol brothers of Spain, or Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum of France, but you may not be aware of all of the league's international players participating in the tourney. According to, there are 50 (active) in total, representing 18 teams.

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Group A

Brazil: Tiago Splitter (Spurs), Nene (Wizards), Leandro Barbosa (Warriors), Anderson Varejao (Cavaliers)
Egypt: None
France: Rudy Gobert (Jazz), Boris Diaw (Spurs), Nicolas Batum (Blazers), Evan Fournier (Magic), Ian Mahinmi (Pacers)
Iran: None
Serbia: Miroslav Raduljica (Clippers)
Spain: Pau Gasol (Bulls), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies), Ricky Rubio (Wolves), Jose Calderon (Knicks), Serge Ibaka (Thunder), Victor Claver (Blazers) 

GOLLIVER: Player-by-player analysis of Team USA's roster

Group B

Team USA's top competition at FIBA World Cup

Dominican Republic: Francisco Garcia (Rockets)
Finland: Erik Murphy (Cavaliers)
New Zealand: None
Turkey: Omer Asik (Pelicans)
Ukraine: None
USA: Mason Plumlee (Nets), Derrick Rose (Bulls), Kyrie Irving (Cavs), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Klay Thompson (Warriors), James Harden (Rockets), Anthony Davis (Pelicans), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Rudy Gay (Kings), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors)

Group D

Angola: None
Australia: Cameron Bairstow (Bulls), Matthew Dellavedova (Cavs), Dante Exum (Jazz), Aron Baynes (RFA)
Korea: None
Lithuania: Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets), Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors)
Mexico: Gustavo Ayon (FA), Jorge Gutierrez (Nets)
Slovenia: Goran Dragic (Suns)

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