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NBA Draft Kit: International Imports

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously headed the site's NHL and NBA coverage and works primarily as an NFL and MLB editor these days.

The globalization of basketball for the better part of two decades has undeniably changed the NBA landscape, with all 30 teams heightening their investments in international scouting and mining the world for undiscovered prospects.

The international influence arguably reached its zenith last season; a record 15 foreign-born players were selected in the first round of the draft, players like Nikola Jokic, Kristaps Porzingis and Rudy Gobert emerged as cornerstone pieces for their teams and the greatest international player of all time, Dirk Nowitzki, became the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points.

While the 2017 crop of foreign imports isn't held in as high esteem as last year's and most likely lacks a single player that will ever enter the Jokic/Porzingis/Gobert realm, there's still a number of players capable of making an impact for their teams this season or beyond. In an effort to simplify how each newcomer fits in, I've organized these pro

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