With a new group of incoming rookies arriving in the NBA this season and several players from international leagues also coming stateside, there simply aren’t enough roster spots around the league to accommodate all the players who spent time with NBA clubs last season.
As such, a number of those players are opting to sign with teams in Europe and Asia. Those players may be off the NBA radar for the next little while, but they’ll have the opportunity to carve out more significant roles on international teams, and many of them will be just as well-compensated in the EuroLeague or the Chinese Basketball Association as they would’ve been in the NBA.
We’ve been keeping tabs throughout the summer on the free agents who have decided to sign with international teams after playing in the NBA last season. The list below, using information from our Free Agent Tracker, details this offseason’s notable signings and contract agreements involving NBA free agents heading overseas.
Some of these contract agreements haven’t been made official yet, so we’ll update this list as necessary if any deals fall through. We’ll also add more international signings to the list, as they happen, throughout the rest of the NBA offseason.
- Chris McCullough, PF: Shanxi Brave Dragons
- Note: McCullough replaced Trevor Booker, who parted ways with Shanxi.
- Malcolm Delaney, PG: Guangdong Southern Tigers
- Jonathan Gibson, G: Qingdao Eagles
- Cole Aldrich, C: Tianjin Gold Lions
- Aaron Jackson, PG: Beijing Ducks
- Al Jefferson, C: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
- Dakari Johnson, C: Qingdao Eagles
- Marreese Speights, F/C: Guangzhou Long Lions
- Joe Young, G: Nanjing Monkey King
- Josh Magette, PG: KK Cedevita
- Matt Williams, SG: KTP-Basket
- London Perrantes, PG: Limoges
- David Stockton, PG: Medi Bayreuth
- James Webb III, SF: Telekom Baskets Bonn
- Derrick Williams, PF: Bayern Munich
- Tarik Black, C: Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Myke Henry, SF: Ironi Nahariya
- Johnny O’Bryant, F/C: Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Jack Cooley, F/C: Dinamo Sassari
- Matt Costello, PF: Sidigas Avellino
- Mangok Mathiang, F/C: Vanoli Cremona
- Erik McCree, F: Consultinvest VL Pesaro
- Julyan Stone, PG: Reyer Venezia
- Jamil Wilson, SF: Fiat Torino
- Joel Bolomboy, PF: CKSA Moscow
- Alec Peters, PF: CSKA Moscow
- Brandon Jennings, PG: Zenit St. Petersburg
- Jordan Mickey, PF: Khimki
- Isaiah Whitehead, PG: Lokomotiv Kuban
- Milton Doyle, G: UCAM Murcia
- Darrun Hilliard, G/F: Baskonia
- Lucas Nogueira, C: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
- Kyle Singler, F: Obradoiro
- Markel Brown, G: Darussafaka
- Jeremy Evans, F: Darussafaka
- Tyler Ennis, PG: Fenerbahce
- Joffrey Lauvergne, F/C: Fenerbahce
- Aaron Harrison, G: Galatasaray
- Nigel Hayes, PF: Galatasaray
- Shane Larkin, PG: Anadolu Efes
- Andrew White, SF: Afyon Belediye
- Jeff Withey, C: Tofas Bursa
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