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Record 41 current players to compete in 2012 Olympics

By Official Release
Posted Jul 27 2012 12:31PM - Updated Jul 28 2012 9:55PM

NEW YORK -- A record 41 NBA players will be featured on national team rosters for the basketball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games, up from 28 in 2008.

The games will also showcase a record 18 former NBA players on team rosters bringing the total number of current and former players competing to 59. This year's rosters also represent the most-ever national teams with NBA representation, with 11 of the 12 teams having at least one current NBA player.

Twenty-one NBA teams have players represented on national team rosters with the San Antonio Spurs topping the list with six. Oklahoma City Thunder has four, while the Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and Portland Trail Blazers each have three players competing. Three NBA teams (Hornets, Lakers, and Wizards) have two players in the tournament.

Outside of the United States, France has the most NBA players on its roster with six, followed by Spain with five. Brazil and Argentina both feature four NBA players on team rosters.

The following is a complete list of NBA Players on 2012 Olympic rosters*
Country Player NBA team
Carlos Delfino Bucks
Manu Ginobili Spurs
Pablo Prigioni Knicks
Luis Scola Suns
Patty Mills Blazers
Leandro Barbosa Pacers
Nene Wizards
Tiago Splitter Spurs
Anderson Varejao Cavs
Yi Jianlian Mavs
Nicolas Batum Blazers
Nando de Colo Spurs
Boris Diaw Spurs
Tony Parker Spurs
Kevin Seraphin Wizards
Ronny Turiaf Heat
Great Britain
Luol Deng Bulls
Joel Freeland Blazers
Linus Kleiza Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas Raptors
Al-Farouq Aminu Hornets
Andrei Kirilenko Timberwolves
Timofey Mozgov Nuggets
Alexey Shved Timberwolves
Jose Calderon Raptors
Victor Claver Blazers
Marc Gasol Grizzlies
Pau Gasol Lakers
Serge Ibaka Thunder
Carmelo Anthony Knicks
Kobe Bryant Lakers
Tyson Chandler Knicks
Anthony Davis Hornets
Kevin Durant Thunder
James Harden Thunder
Andre Iguodala Sixers
LeBron James Heat
Kevin Love Wolves
Chris Paul Clippers
Russell Westbrook Thunder
Deron Williams Nets
*As of July 28, 2012 (all rosters subject to change)
The following is a complete list of former NBA Players on 2012 Olympic rosters
Country Player Last NBA team
Andres Nocioni Sixers
David Andersen Hornets
Sun Yue Lakers
Wang Zhizhi Heat
Mickael Gelabale Sonics
Yakhouba Diawara Heat
Great Britain
Pops Mensah-Bonsu Hornets
Darius Songaila Sixers
Sarunas Jasikevicius Warriors
Ike Diogu Spurs
Olumide Oyedeji Magic
Viktor Khryapa Bulls
Sergei Monia Kings
Rudy Fernandez Nuggets
Juan Carlos Navarro Grizzlies
Sergio Rodriguez Knicks
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