As written earlier today, Al Horford (Hawks), Charlie Villanueva (Pistons) and Francisco Garcia (Kings) are playing for the Dominican National team in the FIBA Americas tournament.
Two teams from the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2012 Olympics, while others will have the chance to qualify next summer.
Many NBA players are playing for other countries’ teams this summer. While they would do so anyway before a regular season started, in this case a bit more attention is being paid to these international tournaments than usual – perhaps because we may not see any stateside basketball for quite some time.
Below are the 58 players who are going overseas and playing for their national teams. There are five tournaments in all – EuroBasket, FIBA Americas, FIBA Africa (already concluded), FIBA Asia, and FIBA Oceania.
Cleveland, Indiana, and Phoenix have no players heading overseas to play on national teams.
- Atlanta: Al Horford (Dominican Republic), Zaza Pachulia (Georgia)
- Boston: Carlos Arroyo (Puerto Rico), Nenad Krstic (Serbia), Semih Erden (Turkey)
- Charlotte: Boris Diaw (France)
- Chicago: Joakim Noah (France) Luol Deng (Great Britain), Omer Asik (Turkey)
- Dallas: Ian Mahinmi (France), Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), J. J. Barea (Puerto Rico), Rudy Fernandez (Spain)
- Denver: Kosta Koufos (Greece) Danilo Gallinari (Italy), Gary Forbes (Panama), Timofey Mozgov (Russia)
- Detroit: Charlie Villanueva (Dominican Republic)
- Golden State: Andris Biedrins (Latvia)
- Houston: Luis Scola (Argentina), Donatas Motiejunas (Lithunia), Goran Dragic (Slovenia)
- LA Clippers: Chris Kaman (Germany)
- LA Lakers: Pau Gasol (Spain)
- Memphis: Marc Gasol (Spain), Greivis Vasquez (Venezuela)
- Miami: Joel Anthony (Canada)
- Milwaukee: Carlos Delfino (argentina), ,Ersan Ilyasova (Turkey)
- Minnesota: Nikola Pekokic (Montenegro), Ricky Rubio (Spain)
- New Jersey: Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia), Dan Gadzuric (Netherlands)
- New Orleans: Marco Belinelli (Italy)
- New York: Andy Rauting (Canada), Ronny Turiaf (France), Renaldo Balkman (Puerto Rico)
- Oklahoma City: Serge Ibaka (Spain)
- Orlando: Hedo Turkoglu (Turkey)
- Philadelphia: Andreas Nocioni (Argentina), Darius Songalia (Lithuania), Nikola Vucevic (Montenegro)
- Portland: Patty Mills (Australia), Nicolas Batum (France)
- Sacramento: Francisco Garcia (Dominican Republic)
- San Antonio: Manu Ginobli (Argentina), Cory Joseph (Canada), Tony Parker (France), Tiago Splitter (Brazil)
- Toronto: Andrea Bargnani (Italy), Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania), Jose Calderon (Spain)
- Utah: Francisco Elson (Netherlands), Andrei Kirilenko (Russia), Enes Kanter (Turkey), Kyrylo Fesenko (Ukraine)
- Washington: Yi Jianlian (China), Kevin Seraphin (France)