NBA Playoffs: Postseason features diverse group of athletes

A look at the international players in the playoffs.
by Jenni Carlson Published: April 18, 2014

•OKLAHOMA CITY (4): Steven Adams, C, New Zealand; Serge Ibaka, F-C, Congo; Thabo Sefolosha, G, Switzerland; Hasheem Thabeet, C, Tanzania

•NEW JERSEY (3): Jorge Gutierrez, G, California/Mexico; Andrei Kirilenko, F, Russia; Mirza Teletovic, F, Bosnia

•PORTLAND (3): Nicolas Batum, F, France; Victor Claver, F, Spain; Joel Freeland, C-F, England

•TORONTO (3): Nando De Colo, G, France; Jonas Valanciunas, C, Lithuania; Greivis Vasquez, G, Maryland/Venezuela

•WASHINGTON (3): Marcin Gortat, C, Pland; Nene, F-C, Brazil; Kevin Seraphin, C, France

•CHARLOTTE (2): Bismack Biyombo, C-F, Democratic Republic of Congo; Jeff Taylor, F, Vanderbilt/Sweden

•INDIANA (2): Ian Mahinmi, C, France; Luis Scola, F, Argentina

•MEMPHIS (2): Marc Gasol, C, Spain; Beno Udrih, G, Slovenia

•LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (1): Hedo Turkoglu, F, Turkey


•MIAMI (0)


by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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