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With the NBA season underway, there are a lot of fun storylines to follow. The NBA released its annual roster survey so we’re here to give you some fun facts about the NBA this season to add more context to all of the great basketball being played.

Here are 10 fun facts about the NBA this season:

1. International players # global game 120

There are currently 120 international players from 40 countries. There is a record number of players from Canada, Australia, and Nigeria. The Raptors have the most international players with eight. All 30 NBA teams have at least one international player.

2. There are 13 sets of brothers at the start-of-season rosters

The 13 sets of brothers are:

Giannis (Bucks), Thanasis (Bucks), and Kostas Antetokounmpo (Bulls)

LaMelo (Hornets) and Lonzo Ball (Bulls)

Stephen (Warriors) and Seth Curry (Nets)

Juancho (Raptors) and Willy Hernangomez (Pelicans)

Aaron (Hawks), Jrue (Bucks), and Justin Holiday (Hawks)

Julian (76ers) and Justin Champagnie (Raptors)

Tre (Spurs) and Tyus Jones (Grizzlies)

Brook (Bucks) and Robin Lopez (Cavaliers)

Caleb (Heat) and Cody Martin (Hornets)

Jaden (Timberwolves) and Jalen McDaniels (Hornets)

Evan (Cavaliers) and Isaiah Mobley (Cavaliers)

Marcus (Clippers) and Markieff Morris (Nets)

Franz (Magic) and Moritz Wagner (Magic)

3. Tallest player in the NBA

Boban Marjanović is currently the tallest player in the NBA. The Houston Rockets Center measures in at a towering 7-foot-4 inches.

4. Most common NBA Jersey Numbers

The most common NBA jersey numbers are 3,5, and 8. Some 22 players each wear numbers 3,5, and 8.

5. Average Age of an NBA Player

The average age of an NBA player at the start of the season is 26.01 years old.

6. The oldest team in the NBA by Average NBA

The oldest team in the NBA entering the season are the Milwaukee Bucks. The average age of their roster is 29.47 years old.

7. The Youngest Team In The NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the youngest team in the NBA entering the season. The average age of their roster is just 23.14 years old.

8. Which College Has the Most Current NBA Players?

Kentucky is the U.S. school with the most current NBA players at 27. It’s the 11th consecutive season that they have the most current NBA players.

9. What Is The Average Height of An NBA Player?

The average height of an NBA player at the start of the season is 6-foot-6. Or 74-inches.

10. Who Is The Youngest Player In The NBA?

Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren is the youngest player to start the season. He is just 18 years old and doesn’t turn 19 until November 18th.

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