Record number of Canadians make NBA rosters this season
A record-number of Canadians have made NBA opening night rosters, according to NBA Canada.
Officially, 17 players from Canada are on NBA rosters, but the number grows to 18 if you include Chris Boucher, who was born in Saint Lucia but grew up in Montreal and has played for the Canadian national team.
For a seventh consecutive year, Canada is second only to the United States in numbers of players in the league. Canada is also well ahead of other countries, such as France (9), Australia (8), Serbia (6), and Germany (6).
Canada is high on quality, as well as quantity, boasting young stars like Jamal Murray, Andrew Wiggins, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and RJ Barrett.
|Nickeil Alexander-Walker||New Orleans Pelicans||Toronto, ON|
|RJ Barrett||New York Knicks||Toronto, ON|
|Khem Birch||Orlando Magic||Montreal, QC|
|Chris Boucher||Toronto Raptors||Montreal, QC|
|Ignas Brazdeikis||New York Knicks||Oakville, ON|
|Dillon Brooks||Memphis Grizzlies||Missauga, ON|
|Brandon Clarke||Memphis Grizzlies||Vancouver, BC|
|Luguentz Dort||Oklahoma City Thunder||Montreal, QC|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||Oklahoma City Thunder||Toronto, ON|
|Cory Joseph||Sacramento Kings||Toronto, ON|
|Mfiondu Kabengele||LA Clippers||Burlington, ON|
|Trey Lyles||San Antonio Spurs||Saskatoon, SK|
|Mychal Mulder||Golden State Warriors||Windsor, ON|
|Jamal Murray||Denver Nuggets||Kitchener, ON|
|Kelly Olynyk||Miami Heat||Kamloops, BC|
|Dwight Powell||Dallas Mavericks||Toronto, ON|
|Tristan Thompson||Boston Celtics||Brampton, ON|
|Andrew Wiggins||Golden State Warriors||Toronto, ON|
Canada’s list of players grows to 20 if you include players on two-way contracts, notably Nate Darling (Charlotte Hornets) and Karim Mane (Orlando Magic).
A total of 107 international players from 40 countries are featured on opening night rosters this season.