The best international player in the history of each franchise

The best international player in the history of each franchise

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The best international player in the history of each franchise

The 1992 Dream Team started a revolution in basketball.

The eyes of the world were set on Barcelona as one the greatest teams ever assembled – regardless of sport – dominated their way to taking gold.

Since that fateful summer, the infusion of international basketball talent into the NBA has been astounding. And today, some of the most promising young players the league has to offer are non-domestic products.

Though some franchises have stronger ties with foreign players, almost every organization has had at least one star-level talent from another country bear their colors.

We break down the top international players in each team’s history.

Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford, Dominican Republic

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Al Horford has lived up to his high draft selection and then some.

The former Florida Gator averaged 14.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 blocks per outing as a member of the Hawks, while helping them earn a postseason berth in all nine seasons he was there.

Horford received All-Star distinction four times while in Atlanta, and was a key cog to their unforgettable 60-22 campaign of 2014-15.

To this day, the Dominican big man is eighth in Hawks history in total rebounds, sixth in blocks and second in field-goal percentage.

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