Curtley
Two years ago

Deng Adel makes NBA debut

Today he played a few mins with the Cavs and scored a three in a big loss to the Nuggets making him the 21st Australian to play in the NBA.

What a legend. You'd think Adelaide's favourite son Mitch Creek won't be far away from his debut.

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

Great to read this.

With the current level of Australian success in the NBA, it should raise the profiles of other potential draftees and recruits from our shores.

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John  
Two years ago

How many of the teams in the NBA have Australians been on now ?
Atlanta - ???
Boston - Baynes
Brooklyn - ????
Charlotte - Matiang
Chicago - Bairstow, Schenscher, Longley, Anstey
Cleveland - Delly, Adel
Dallas - Bogut, Brokhoff, Anstey
Denver - ???
Detroit - Baynes
Golden State - Bogut
Houston - Anderson
Indiana - ???
LAC - ???
LAL - Bogut
Miami - ???
Minnesota - Longley, Heal
Memphis - ???
Milwaukee - Bogut, Delly, Maker
New Orleans - ???
New York - ???
OKC - ???
Orlando - ???
Portland - Mills
Phoenix - Longley
Philly - Simmons, Bolden
San Antonio - Mills, Heal, Gaze, Baynes
Sacramento -???
Toronto - ???
Utah - Ingles, Exum
Washington - Gaze

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jawai played for Toronto & Minnesota
Longley played for New York as well
Bradtke played for Philidelphia
David Anderson played for Toronto & New Orleans

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John  
Two years ago

Thanks Anon. Forgot about Jawai. That's an Aussie on 2/3rds of the NBA teams.

Atlanta - ???
Boston - Baynes
Brooklyn - ????
Charlotte - Matiang
Chicago - Bairstow, Schenscher, Longley, Anstey
Cleveland - Delly, Adel
Dallas - Bogut, Brokhoff, Anstey
Denver - ???
Detroit - Baynes
Golden State - Bogut
Houston - Anderson
Indiana - ???
LAC - ???
LAL - Bogut
Miami - ???
Minnesota - Longley, Heal, Jawai
Memphis - ???
Milwaukee - Bogut, Delly, Maker
New Orleans - Anderson
New York - Longley
OKC - ???
Orlando - ???
Portland - Mills
Phoenix - Longley
Philly - Simmons, Bolden, Bradtke
San Antonio - Mills, Heal, Gaze, Baynes
Sacramento -???
Toronto - Jawai, Anderson
Utah - Ingles, Exum
Washington - Gaze

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Cram  
Two years ago

Great news to get another certified Aussie NBA debut. Hope he can stick around and develop into a rotation piece for next season.

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Reality  
Two years ago

Its great how NBA teams give debuts to guys regardless of how old they are

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bigdog  
Two years ago

if you count Ricky Grace, he played for Atlanta

If you count pre-season/training camp, Ingles played for the clippers

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Luc Longley (1991-2001) w/ Minnesota, Chicago, Phoenix, New York

Andrew Gaze (1993-94 & 1998-99) w/ Washington & San Antonio

Shane Heal (1996-97 & 2003-04) w/ Minnesota & San Antonio

Mark Bradtke (1996-97) w/ Philadelphia

Chris Anstey (1997-2000) w/ Dallas & Chicago

Andrew Bogut (2005-2018) w/ Milwaukee, Golden State, Dallas, Cleveland, LA Lakers

Luke Schenscher (2005-07) w/ Chicago & Portland

Nathan Jawai (2008-10) w/ Toronto & Minnesota

Patty Mills (2009-present) w/ Portland & San Antonio

David Andersen (2009-11) w/ Houston, Toronto & New Orleans

Aron Baynes (2012-present) w/ San Antonio, Detroit & Boston

Matthew Dellavedova (2013-present) w/ Cleveland, Milwaukee & Cleveland

Dante Exum (2014-present) w/ Utah

Joe Ingles (2014-present) w/ Utah

Cameron Bairstow (2014-16) w/ Chicago

Ben Simmons (2016-present) w/ Philadelphia

Thon Maker (2016-present) w/ Milwaukee

Mangok Mathiang (2017-18) w/ Charlotte

Jonah Bolden (2018-present) w/ Philadelphia

Ryan Broekhoff (2018-present) w/ Dallas

Deng Adel (2018-present) w/ Cleveland

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Watto  
Two years ago

Kyrie Irving played for Cleveland and Boston

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LC  
Two years ago

Kyrie is not Australian - he chose USA.

Isaac Humphries played for Atlanta in Summer League - does that count? ;)

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

People shouldn't count preseason or summer league.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

They don't count officially.

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Cram  
Two years ago

What about guys who played NBA and then became Australian?

Robert Rose and Lanard Copeland both spent time at the Clippers (Copes also at Philly)

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Violet Crumble  
Two years ago

I don't count naturalised players, and most (Copeland & Rose above for example) played NBA before coming Downunder. Grace I know played in the mid-90s for Atlanta, but was he naturalised by then? Maybe, I can’t remember the exact timeline.

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Violet Crumble  
Two years ago

I mean, if we're counting Baynes (born in NZ), and those with Sudanese backgrounds, then I’m happy to claim Grace.

Bugger Kyrie though. Wouldn’t know what a fair shake of the sauce bottle was. It pains me to see an Australian flag next to his name on bball reference.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Grace wasn't naturalised yet, that happened years later.

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Violet Crumble  
Two years ago

Well, I know Grace played for Australia at the '96 Olympics.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Wildcats debut was 1990; NBA debut 1993 from memory.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Lichti came in for 1996 season after Grace's naturalisation?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Another triumph for Sudanese basketball.

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