Nigerians in NBA

25 players of Nigerian heritage to watch out for in NBA this season

Intruding 10 D'Tigers members

The 2022-23 NBA season starts later today as 25 players of Nigerian heritage, and D’Tigers set to play huge roles.

Last year finalists, Boston Celtics play against the Philadelphia Sixers, while the champions, Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers in the first games of the season.

Players of Nigerian heritage would be a part of these games, as many as 24 will be in action throughout the regular season.

Amongst players of Nigerian heritage representing other countries are; the Nigerian Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Deandre Ayton, Desmond Bane, OG Anunoby to name a few.

There will also be a few players from the Nigeria men’s Basketball team in action, Jordan Nwora, Josh Okogie, and KZ Okpala to name a few.

Below is the list of the players by club

Sacramento Kings

1.Chimezie Metu PF
2. Chima Moneke F
3. KZ Okpala F

Denver Nuggets

4. Zeke Nnaji PF

Utah Jazz

5. Ochai Agbaji F
6. Udoka Azubuike C

Atlanta Hawks

7. Onyeka Okongwu

Houston Rockets

8. Usman Garuba PF

Cleveland Cavaliers

9. Isaac Okoro SF

Toronto Raptors

10. Precious Achiuwa PF
11. OG Anunoby SF

Phoenix Suns

12. Deandre Ayton C
13. Josh Okogie SG

Milwaukee Bucks

14. Jordan Nwora SF
15. Giannis Antetokounmpo PF
16. Thanasis Antetokounmpo SF

Miami Heat

17. Gabe Vincent
18. Victor Oladipo
19. Bam Adebayo

Oklahoma City Thunder

20. Eugene Omoruyi F
21. David Nwaba SF

Detroit Pistons

22. Stanley Umude G

Memphis Grizzlies

23. Desmond Bane

Golden State Warriors

24. Andre Iguodala

Chicago Bulls

25. Ayo Dosunmu (SG)

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