The 20 Best Foreign-Born Players in NBA History

14. Peja Stojakovic

Country of origin: Serbia
Team(s): Kings, Pacers, Hornets, Raptors, Mavericks
Career years: 1998-2011
Career stats: 804 G, 17.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.9 SPG
Accolades: 1x NBA Champion, 3x All-Star, 1x All-NBA Second Team

One of the best shooters in recent NBA history, Peja Stojakovic was certainly an outsized swingman at 6'10". That certainly did nothing to detract from his ability to shoot from long range, as the Serbian-Greek sniper shot just over 40 percent on his career from downtown. His career in the NBA did not have such promising beginnings, Stojakovic spent two seasons playing sparingly for the Kings. He finally busted out in 2000-01 with 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, beginning a streak of eight seasons in which he would average at least 16 points a night.

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