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How many Canadian players are in the NBA?

The growth of basketball in Canada is impossible to deny.

Not only did the country's lone NBA team win a title in 2019 but Canada has been the second-most represented country in the NBA behind the United States for seven consecutive seasons. That number alone only begins to quantify the growth in popularity of the sport and the continuous development of talent from the country.

How many active Canadian players are in the NBA? Below, find a list of Canadians in the NBA along with their ties to other countries when applicable.

As of the end of the 2020-21 NBA season.

Canadians in the NBA, end of 2020-21 season
Name Team Hometown Ties to Other Countries
1 Nickeil Alexander-Walker New Orleans Pelicans Toronto, Ontario
2 RJ Barrett New York Knicks Mississauga, Ontario
3 Khem Birch Toronto Raptors Montreal, Quebec
4 Chris Boucher Toronto Raptors Montreal, Quebec St. Lucia
5 Ignas Brazdeikis Orlando Magic Oakville, Ontario Lithuania
6 Oshae Brissett Indiana Pacers Mississauga, Ontario
7 Dillon Brooks Memphis Grizzlies Mississauga, Ontario
8 Brandon Clarke Memphis Grizzlies Vancouver, British Columbia
9 Luguentz Dort Oklahoma City Thunder Montreal, Quebec
10 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Oklahoma City Thunder Hamilton, Ontario
11 Cory Joseph Detroit Pistons Toronto, Ontario Trinidad and Tobago
12 Mfiondu Kabengele Cleveland Cavaliers Burlington, Ontario The Democratic Republic of the Congo
13 Trey Lyles San Antonio Spurs Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Mychal Mulder Golden State Warriors Windsor, Ontario
15 Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets Kitchener, Ontario
16 Kelly Olynyk Houston Rockets Kamloops, British Columbia
17 Dwight Powell Dallas Mavericks Toronto, Ontario
18 Tristan Thompson Boston Celtics Brampton, Ontario Jamaica
19 Andrew Wiggins Golden State Warriors Concord, Ontario
20 Nate Darling Charlotte Hornets (Two-Way) Sackville, Nova Scotia
21 Karim Mané Orlando Magic (Two-Way) Saint-Hubert, Quebec Senegal

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