[Sports] Studying Abroad: NBA Players Overseas

(note: Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose have stated interest in playing overseas, but an official move has not been made yet.)


Leandro Barbosa, Toronto Raptors: signed with Flamingo in Brazil.

Nicolas Batum, Portland Trail Blazers: signed with SLUC Nancy in France.

DeJuan Blair, San Antonio Spurs: signed with Krasnye Krylya in Russia.

Trevor Booker, Washington Wizards: signed with Bnei Hasharon in Italy.

Austin Daye, Detroit Pistons: signed with BC Khimki in Russia (Euroleague).

Semih Erden, Cleveland Cavaliers: signed with Besiktas in Turkey (Euroleague).

Jordan Farmar, New Jersey Nets: signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel (Euroleague).

Rudy Fernandez, Dallas Mavericks: signed with Real Madrid in Spain (Euroleague).

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets: signed with Olimpia Milano in Italy (Euroleague).

Alonzo Gee, Cleveland Cavaliers: signed with Asseco Prokom in Greece (Euroleague).

Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: signed with Union Olimpija in Slovenia (Euroleague).

Ersan Ilyasova, Milwaukee Bucks: signed with Anadolu Efes in Turkey (Euroleague).

Gani Lawal, Phoenix Suns: signed with Zastal in Poland.

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: signed with Zalgiris in Lithuania (Euroleague).

Patrick Mills, Portland Trail Blazers: signed with Melbourne in Australia.

Timofey Mozgov, Denver Nuggets: signed with Khimki in Russia (Euroleague).

Nikola Pekovic, Minesota Timberwolves: signed with Partizan in Serbia (Euroleague).

Magnum Rolle, Atlanta Hawks: signed with LG Sakers in Korea.

Kevin Seraphin, Washington Wizards: signed with Caja Laboral in Spain (Euroleague).

Pape Sy, Atlanta Hawks: signed with BCM Gravelines in France (Euroleague).

Robert Vaden, Oklahoma City Thunder: signed with Nitra in Slovakia.

Sonny Weems, Toronto Raptors: signed with Zalgiris in Lithuania (Euroleague).

Deron Williams, New Jersey Nets: signed with Besiktas in Turkey.

Reggie Williams, Golden State Warriors: signed with Caja Laboral in Spain (Euroleague).


Jeff Adrien: signed with Benetton Treviso in Italy.

David Andersen: signed with Montepaschi Siena in italy (Euroleague).

Hilton Armstrong: signed with Asvel Basket in France (Euroleague).

Wilson Chandler: signed with Zhejiang Guangsha in China.

Earl Clark: signed with Zhejiang Guangsha in China.

Sherron Collins: signed with Hacettepe University in Turkey.

Joey Dorsey: signed with Caja Laboral in Spain (Euroleague).

Chris Douglas-Roberts: signed with Virtus Bologna in Italy.

Othello Hunter: signed with Shandong in China.

Matt Janning: signed with Casale in Italy.

Pooh Jeter: signed with FIATC Joventut in Spain.

Trey Johnson: signed with Banca Tercas in Italy.

Coby Karl: signed with Fabi Shoes Montegranaro in France.

Nenad Krstic: signed with CSKA Moscow in Russia (Euroleague).

Acie Law: signed with Partizan in Serbia (Euroleague).

Kenyon Martin: signed with Xianjiang in China.

Jerel McNeal: signed with Fabi Shoes in Italy.

Demetris Nichols: signed with Cholet in France (Euroleague).

Oleksiy Pecherov: signed with Azovmash in Ukraine.

Josh Powell: signed with Liaoning in China.

Chris Quinn: signed with Khimki in Russia (Euroleague).

Brian Scalabrine: signed with Benetton Treviso in Italy (Euroleague).

Mustafa Shakur: signed with Pau-Orthez in France.

Courtney Sims: signed with VEF Riga in Latvia.

J.R. Smith: signed with Zhejiang Chouzhou in China.

Darius Songaila: signed with Galatasaray in Turkey.

DaJuan Summers: signed with Montepaschi Siena in Italy (Euroleague).

Garrett Temple: signed with Casale in Italy.

Sasha Vujacic: signed with Anadolu Efes in Turkey (Euroleague).

Von Wafer: signed with Vanoli Cremona in Italy.

Mario West: signed with Tezenis Verona in Italy.

Latavious Williams: signed with FIATC Joventut in Spain.

Sean Williams: signed with Maccabi Haifa in Israel.



Nikola Vucevic, Philadelphia 76ers (16th overall pick): signed with Buducnost in Montenegro (Euroleague).

Donatas Motiejunas, Houston Rockets (20th overall pick): signed with Asseco Prokom in Poland (Euroleague).

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls (23rd overall pick): signed with Real Madrid in Spain (Euroleague).


Bojan Bogdanovic, New Jersey Nets (31st overall pick): signed with Fenerbache Ulker in Turkey (Euroleague).

Justin Harper, Orlando Magic (32nd overall pick): signed with Strasbourg in France.

Kyle Singler, Detroit Pistons (33rd overall pick): signed with Alicante in Spain.

Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets (38th overall pick): signed with Cholet in Friance.

Jon Leuer, Milwaukee Bucks (40th overall pick): signed with Fraport Frankfurt in Germany.

Keith Benson, Atlanta Hawks (48th overall pick): signed with Dinamo Sassari in Italy.

Jon Diebler, Portland Trail Blazers (51st overall pick): signed with Panionos in Greece.

E’Twaun Moore, Boston Celtics (55th overall pick): signed with Benetton Treviso in Italy.

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  1. Do you think more will ”jump ship” as the lockout progresses? If we don’t have a NBA season, what percentage of players do you think will end up playing outside the U.S or have the potential to play other sports at a high level? BTW-you’re doing a great job.

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  2. As long as the money is offered by these teams overseas, then I think more and more NBA players will continue to head out of the states. The lockout is a money issue, and if the money’s offered elsewhere, they will take it. With that said, I think many of the NBA’s biggest names will go overseas. As you can see, Deron Williams is the only top player on that list and he’s not really a brand name as opposed to a Kobe or LeBron. Those guys and others (D. Rose, Melo, etc.) will make money whether there’s a season or not through their endorsements and so on.

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