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1 NEW YORK, United States of America, July 24, 2021/APO Group/ —

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2 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.

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3 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.

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4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

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

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

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

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

13 Country

14 First Name

15 Last Name

16 NBA Team

17 Argentina

18 Facundo

19 Campazzo*

20 Denver Nuggets

21 Argentina

22 Gabriel

23 Deck*

24 Oklahoma City Thunder

25 Argentina

26 Luca

27 Vildoza*

28 New York Knicks

29 Australia

30 Aron

31 Baynes

32 Toronto Raptors

33 Australia

34 Matthew

35 Dellavedova

36 Cleveland Cavaliers**

37 Australia

38 Dante

39 Exum

40 Houston Rockets

41 Australia

42 Josh

43 Green*

44 Dallas Mavericks

45 Australia

46 Joe

47 Ingles

48 Utah Jazz

49 Australia

50 Patty

51 Mills

52 San Antonio Spurs

53 Australia

54 Matisse

55 Thybulle

56 Philadelphia 76ers

57 Czech Republic

58 Tomas

59 Satoransky*

60 Chicago Bulls

61 France

62 Nicolas

63 Batum*

64 Free Agent

65 France

66 Evan

67 Fournier

68 Boston Celtics

69 France

70 Rudy

71 Gobert

72 Utah Jazz

73 France

74 Timothé

75 Luwawu-Cabarrot

76 Brooklyn Nets

77 France

78 Frank

79 Ntilikina*

80 New York Knicks

81 France

82 Vincent

83 Poirier

84 Philadelphia 76ers**

85 Germany

86 Isaac

87 Bonga*

88 Washington Wizards

89 Germany

90 Moritz

91 Wagner

92 Orlando Magic

93 Italy

94 Danilo

95 Gallinari*

96 Atlanta Hawks

97 Italy

98 Nico

99 Mannion

100 Golden State Warriors

101 Italy

102 Nicolò

103 Melli

104 Dallas Mavericks**

105 Japan

106 Rui

107 Hachimura*

108 Washington Wizards

109 Japan

110 Yuta

111 Watanabe

112 Toronto Raptors

113 Nigeria

114 Precious

115 Achiuwa

116 Miami Heat

117 Nigeria

118 Chimezie

119 Metu

120 Sacramento Kings

121 Nigeria

122 Jordan

123 Nwora

124 Milwaukee Bucks

125 Nigeria

126 Jahlil

127 Okafor

128 Detroit Pistons

129 Nigeria

130 Josh

131 Okogie

132 Minnesota Timberwolves

133 Nigeria

134 KZ

135 Okpala

136 Miami Heat

137 Nigeria

138 Miye

139 Oni

140 Utah Jazz

141 Nigeria

142 Nnamdi

143 Vincent

144 Miami Heat

145 Slovenia

146 Vlatko

147 Čančar

148 Denver Nuggets

149 Slovenia

150 Luka

151 Dončić

152 Dallas Mavericks

153 Spain

154 Marc

155 Gasol*

156 Los Angeles Lakers

157 Spain

158 Willy

159 Hernangómez*

160 New Orleans Pelicans

161 Spain

162 Ricky

163 Rubio

164 Minnesota Timberwolves

165 United States

166 Bam

167 Adebayo

168 Miami Heat

169 United States

170 Devin

171 Booker

172 Phoenix Suns

173 United States

174 Kevin

175 Durant

176 Brooklyn Nets

177 United States

178 Jerami

179 Grant

180 Detroit Pistons

181 United States

182 Draymond

183 Green

184 Golden State Warriors

185 United States

186 Jrue

187 Holiday

188 Milwaukee Bucks

189 United States

190 Keldon

191 Johnson

192 San Antonio Spurs

193 United States

194 Zach

195 LaVine

196 Chicago Bulls

197 United States

198 Damian

199 Lillard

200 Portland Trail Blazers

201 United States

202 JaVale

203 McGee

204 Denver Nuggets

205 United States

206 Khris

207 Middleton

208 Milwaukee Bucks

209 United States

210 Jayson

211 Tatum

212 Boston Celtics

213 *Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

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

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

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

217 Country

218 First Name

219 Last Name

220 Argentina

221 Nicolás

222 Brussino

223 Argentina

224 Patricio

225 Garino*

226 Argentina

227 Nicolás

228 Laprovittola

229 Argentina

230 Luis

231 Scola

232 Czech Republic

233 Jan

234 Vesely

235 France

236 Nando

237 De Colo

238 France

239 Guerschon

240 Yabusele

241 Iran

242 Hamed

243 Haddadi

244 Nigeria

245 Ekpe

246 Udoh

247 Slovenia

248 Zoran

249 Dragić

250 Slovenia

251 Mike

252 Tobey

253 Spain

254 Alex

255 Abrines

256 Spain

257 Victor

258 Claver*

259 Spain

260 Rudy

261 Fernández

262 Spain

263 Pau

264 Gasol

265 Spain

266 Sergio

267 Rodríguez*

268 *Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

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

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

271 Country

272 First Name

273 Last Name

274 WNBA Team

275 Australia

276 Rebecca

277 Allen

278 New York Liberty

279 Australia

280 Ezi

281 Magbegor*

282 Seattle Storm

283 Australia

284 Leilani

285 Mitchell

286 Washington Mystics

287 Australia

288 Alanna

289 Smith

290 Phoenix Mercury

291 Australia

292 Stephanie

293 Talbot

294 Seattle Storm

295 Belgium

296 Julie

297 Allemand

298 Indiana Fever**

299 Belgium

300 Emma

301 Meesseman

302 Free Agent

303 Canada

304 Natalie

305 Achonwa

306 Minnesota Lynx

307 Canada

308 Bridget

309 Carleton

310 Minnesota Lynx

311 Canada

312 Kia

313 Nurse

314 Phoenix Mercury

315 China

316 Xu

317 Han*

318 New York Liberty**

319 France

320 Marine

321 Johannes

322 New York Liberty**

323 France

324 Gabby

325 Williams

326 Los Angeles Sparks**

327 Republic of Korea

328 JiSu

329 Park

330 Las Vegas Aces

331 Spain

332 Maite

333 Cazorla

334 Atlanta Dream**

335 Spain

336 Maria

337 Conde

338 Chicago Sky**

339 Spain

340 Astou

341 Ndour

342 Chicago Sky

343 United States

344 Ariel

345 Atkins

346 Washington Mystics

347 United States

348 Sue

349 Bird

350 Seattle Storm

351 United States

352 Tina

353 Charles

354 Washington Mystics

355 United States

356 Napheesa

357 Collier

358 Minnesota Lynx

359 United States

360 Skylar

361 Diggins-Smith

362 Phoenix Mercury

363 United States

364 Sylvia

365 Fowles

366 Minnesota Lynx

367 United States

368 Chelsea

369 Gray

370 Las Vegas Aces

371 United States

372 Brittney

373 Griner

374 Phoenix Mercury

375 United States

376 Jewell

377 Loyd

378 Seattle Storm

379 United States

380 Breanna

381 Stewart

382 Seattle Storm

383 United States

384 Diana

385 Taurasi

386 Phoenix Mercury

387 United States

388 A’ja

389 Wilson

390 Las Vegas Aces

391 *Participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB)

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

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

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

395 Country

396 First Name

397 Last Name

398 Australia

399 Cayla

400 George

401 Australia

402 Tess

403 Madgen

404 Australia

405 Jenna

406 O’Hea

407 Australia

408 Marianna

409 Tolo

410 Belgium

411 Kim

412 Mestdagh

413 Belgium

414 Ann

415 Wauters

416 Canada

417 Kayla

418 Alexander

419 Canada

420 Miranda

421 Ayim

422 Canada

423 Nirra

424 Fields

425 Canada

426 Kim

427 Gaucher

428 Canada

429 Nayo

430 Raincock-Ekunwe

431 China

432 Ting

433 Shao

434 France

435 Sandrine

436 Gruda

437 France

438 Endy

439 Miyem

440 Nigeria

441 Adaora

442 Elonu

443 Nigeria

444 Ify

445 Ibekwe

446 Nigeria

447 Victoria

448 Macaulay

449 Puerto Rico

450 Jazmon

451 Gwathmey

452 Puerto Rico

453 Jennifer

454 O’Neill

455 Serbia

456 Jelena

457 Brooks

458 Serbia

459 Ana

460 Dabovic

461 Serbia

462 Sonja

463 Vasic

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

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

466 Country

467 First Name

468 Last Name

469 WNBA Team

470 United States

471 Stefanie

472 Dolson

473 Chicago Sky

474 United States

475 Allisha

476 Gray

477 Dallas Wings

478 United States

479 Kelsey

480 Plum

481 Las Vegas Aces

482 United States

483 Jackie

484 Young

485 Las Vegas Aces

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

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

488 Country

489 First Name

490 Last Name

491 Romania

492 Gabriela

493 Marginean

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