Even when NBA rosters expand to a 20-player maximum during the offseason, there are only a limited number of openings for all the NBA hopefuls worldwide. Given how hard it is to earn a roster spot in the Association, many talented players ultimately end up on teams in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.
At Hoops Rumors, we focus primarily on NBA roster moves, or at least players that have recently been on NBA rosters, passing along only the more noteworthy international transactions. But we were still interested in following player movement in those non-NBA leagues this offseason, which is why we introduced our International Player Movement Tracker.
Working with Mark Porcaro of Secret Rival, we created a database of thousands of players, tracking which teams they played for last season, and where they’re playing for the coming 2013/14 campaign. Using our tracker, you can search and sort players by the team they played for (or the country they played in) either last season or this season, as well as the college they attended (or their home country).
For instance, if you’re curious about which former Kansas players are on roster overseas, you can use this link to check on the statuses of Keith Langford, Julian Wright, Aaron Miles, Josh Selby, and others. If you’d like to see players currently on the CSKA roster in Russia, you can search by current team and find this list.
Like our Free Agent Tracker, our International Player Movement Tracker will no longer be updated now that the NBA season, along with many other leagues’ seasons, is underway. We’ll continue to pass along word of new deals for notable former NBA players or camp invitees, but our tracker will stand as a record of this offseason’s movement, and won’t follow in-season changes.
Our 2013 International Player Movement Tracker can be found anytime under the “Hoops Rumors Features” menu on the right-hand sidebar.