The best international player in the history of each franchise

The best international player in the history of each franchise

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Brooklyn Nets

Drazen Petrovic, Croatia

One of the league’s great scorers of the early 1990s, and one of the most talented European players ever, Drazen Petrovic’s prime was unfortunately cut short when a car accident took his life during the summer of 1993.

Over his two-year peak as a member of the then-New Jersey Nets, the Croatian shooting guard averaged 21.4 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per contest while slashing absurd 51.2/44.6/84.3 shooting splits. Petrovic is currently enshrined in the Naismith Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon him posthumously in 2002.

Among today’s generation, his legacy has inspired various European-born NBA players, such as first-time All-Star Goran Dragic, who became emotional after receiving Petrovic’s jersey as a gift from the late baller’s mother this past summer.

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