The 20 Best Internationally-Born Players in the NBA

20. Andrew Wiggins — Minnesota Timberwolves

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Time’s running out on the first-ever Canadian born No. 1 overall draft pick. As most No. 1 picks do, Wiggins entered the league with a ton of hype. The bouncy wing sported elite athleticism, length, and finishing ability. However, his tenure in the NBA leaves plenty to be desired. His outside shot is poor, his playmaking has been non-existent, and his effort on defense comes and goes. Given his athletic profile, Wiggins should be far better than the production he’s put on the floor. There’s still a chance for Wiggins to make a leap, but the window is shrinking rapidly.

19. Joe Ingles — Utah Jazz

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The Utah Jazz found a keeper in the formerly undrafted Ingles. Born in Australia, Ingles has made his way all across the world as a professional basketball player. After a short stint in Israel, Ingles was picked up by Utah prior to the 2014 season, and has since hit the ground running. His epic performance against Paul George in the 2017 NBA Playoffs will go down in Jazz lore forever. The ultimate role player, Ingles brings spacing, toughness, and playmaking to any team he plays for.

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