The Greatest International NBA Players of All-Time

23. Nikola Jokić — Serbia

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Jokić is one of the finest passers the league has ever seen. The Nuggets center runs an elite NBA offense on a nightly basis. He sees things developing two steps ahead of everybody else on the floor, and can rifle passes from awkward angles with Aaron Rodgers-like precision. In 2019, Jokić averaged 7.8 dimes per night — the most by a center since Wilt Chamberlain. His first experience in the postseason has been nothing short of a marvel.

22. Detlef Schrempf — Germany

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Instant offense. That’s exactly what Schrempf contributed over his 16-year career. The gifted German helped construct the idea of a team bringing one of its better scorers off the bench. Schrempf collected two Sixth Man of the Year trophies while with the Pacers and Sonics, providing shooting and playmaking as a lengthy 6-foot-9 forward.

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