It will be the third season in a row in which the Pole will be missing. So far, three of them have played in the NBA: Cezary Trybański (2002-2004), Maciej Lampe (2003-2006) and Marcin Gortat (2007-2019) for the longest time. We have been drowsy since the departure of Marcin Gortat, although the Polish representation of the currency has made progress and at the last world champions it turned out to be one of the revelations.
Lampe – chosen number 30 by the New York Knicks (2003) and Gortat – number 57 by the Phoenix Suns (2005) – went to the NBA by draft. Szymon Szewczyk was also selected in the draft (No. 35 in 2003 by the Milwaukee Bucks), but the only one in the summer league games.
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Poland is therefore as far as can be generated in the league of the world and beyond basketball at the level. The situation is only so sad that the NBA invests a lot of money in the development of this sport in the world, finances camps and training. Then the fruit of the fruit chewing form to each new producer. From many countries, but not from Poland.
This time, in the jubilee 75th season, there will be 109 players representing 39 countries – the league announced. In front of all the players, there were two fewer foreigners, but the number of rich countries – 41. In the foreground, the USA 1946/47 represented only five new ones. The record-breaking installation of foreigners was gathered by the solution in the 2016/17 season – 113 basketball players.
This season, the most non-US baskets are at Canada’s Toronto Raptors’ Dallas Maverick and Oklahoma City Thunder locations. In Canada, the winners The winner in the NBA leads – 18, which is the result of the success of this country.
Australia, France and Germany each have five, Turkey, Serbia and Nigeria each have five basketball players. More than 30 players have African roots, meaning there was one parent who comes from this continent.
There are not only more basketball players from outside the US in the decade, but also an increasingly better role. The stars of the league are, among others NBA champion Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Slovene Luka Doncic (Dallas), Serb Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Cameroonian Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76-ers) or French Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).