Think about the talent level of the NBA's international players for a moment. We're long past the point where foreign players were mere scrubs with funny names. They've lead teams to championships, won MVP trophies, and held other top honors. International stars have globalized the game and upped the ante for stateside players looking for a shot at the league.
However, it's not all sunshine and daisies for foreign prospects. Teams have picked their fair share of busts over the years. But it's smooth sailing once a franchise strikes gold in an international player that can contribute right away and/or holds tremendous upside.
And things surely get interesting when said players play to their potential. Some of these players may have been slow burners. But once acclimated, they've become some of the best and most respected pro players in the world.
It was tough to limit the best international players list down to 10. Then again, the following players are among the best at what they do. Here are the players that made the cut.