List of Greek NBA players

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The list of Greek players that either play or have played in the National Basketball Association (NBA):

Currently active NBA players[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Entry Year Player Drafted by NBA teams played for
2008
1st
#23
2008
Greece-United States Kosta Koufos Utah Jazz Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings
2013
1st
#15
2013
Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks
2012
2nd
#48
2014
Greece Kostas Papanikolaou New York Knicks Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets


Former NBA players[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Entry Year Player Drafted by NBA teams played for NBA seasons NBA games NBA playoff games
1953
7th
#57
1953
United States-Greece Lou Tsioropoulos Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
3
157
11
1980
3rd
#58
1980
United States-Greece Kurt Rambis New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings
14
880
139
1987
Undrafted
Undrafted
1987
Russia-Greece Sergei Bazarevich Undrafted Atlanta Hawks
1
10
-
1995
2nd
#31
2000
Serbia-Greece Dragan Tarlać Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls
1
43
-
1996
1st
#14
2000
Serbia-Greece Peja Stojaković Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks
13
804
95
1996
1st
#23
2002
Greece Efthimios Rentzias Denver Nuggets Philadelphia 76ers
1
35
-
1998
1st
#17
1999
Slovenia-Greece Rasho Nesterovič Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors
12
811
64
2000
1st
#25
2000
Greece-Georgia (country) Jake Tsakalidis Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets
7
315
10
2000
2nd
#30
2002
Serbia-Greece Marko Jarić Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies
7
447
-
2001
2nd
#47
2001
Greece Antonis Fotsis Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies
1
28
-
2003
2nd
#58
2006
Greece Andreas Glyniadakis Detroit Pistons Seattle SuperSonics
1
13
-
2004
2nd
#50
2006
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets
1
31
1
2009
2nd
#45
2013
Greece-United States Nick Calathes Minnesota Timberwolves Memphis Grizzlies
2
129
9

Drafted but did not play in the NBA[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Player Drafted by
1978
4th
#72
Greece-United States David Stergakos Boston Celtics
1978
5th
#95
United States-Greece Dave Caligaris Detroit Pistons
1979
4th
#68
Greece-United States Nick Galis Boston Celtics
1982
9th
#205
Greece Panagiotis Giannakis Boston Celtics
1986
2nd
#37
Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas Portland Trail Blazers
1987
4th
#90
Greece Fanis Christodoulou Atlanta Hawks
2003
2nd
#34
Greece Sofoklis Schortsanitis Los Angeles Clippers
2006
2nd
#57
Greece Loukas Mavrokefalidis Minnesota Timberwolves
2007
2nd
#58
Greece Georgios Printezis San Antonio Spurs
2014
2nd
#51
Greece Thanasis Antetokounmpo New York Knicks

All the drafted players[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Player Drafted by
1953
7th
#57
United States-Greece Lou Tsioropoulos Boston Celtics
1978
4th
#72
Greece-United States David Stergakos Boston Celtics
1978
5th
#95
United States-Greece Dave Caligaris Detroit Pistons
1979
4th
#68
Greece-United States Nick Galis Boston Celtics
1980
3rd
#58
United States-Greece Kurt Rambis New York Knicks
1982
9th
#205
Greece Panagiotis Giannakis Boston Celtics
1986
2nd
#37
Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas Portland Trail Blazers
1987
4th
#90
Greece Fanis Christodoulou Atlanta Hawks
1995
2nd
#31
Serbia-Greece Dragan Tarlać Chicago Bulls
1996
1st
#14
Serbia-Greece Peja Stojaković Sacramento Kings
1996
1st
#23
Greece Efthimios Rentzias Denver Nuggets
1998
1st
#17
Slovenia-Greece Rasho Nesterovič Minnesota Timberwolves
2000
1st
#25
Greece-Georgia (country) Jake Tsakalidis Phoenix Suns
2000
2nd
#30
Serbia-Greece Marko Jarić Los Angeles Clippers
2001
2nd
#47
Greece Antonis Fotsis Memphis Grizzlies
2003
2nd
#34
Greece Sofoklis Schortsanitis Los Angeles Clippers
2003
2nd
#58
Greece Andreas Glyniadakis Detroit Pistons
2004
2nd
#50
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Dallas Mavericks
2006
2nd
#57
Greece Loukas Mavrokefalidis Minnesota Timberwolves
2007
2nd
#58
Greece Georgios Printezis San Antonio Spurs
2008
1st
#23
Greece-United States Kosta Koufos Utah Jazz
2009
2nd
#45
Greece-United States Nick Calathes Minnesota Timberwolves
2012
2nd
#48
Greece Kostas Papanikolaou New York Knicks
2013
1st
#15
Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
2014
2nd
#51
Greece Thanasis Antetokounmpo New York Knicks

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