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Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to play in the NBA Africa Game 2018

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The Thunder’s new wing player to play for Team Africa vs. Team World.

Golden State Warriors v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Thunder’s newly acquired wing player, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is going to play for Team Africa in the NBA Africa Game 2018. The Africa Game will be taking place on Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 AM CT that will be played at Sun Arena at Time Square, located in Pretoria, South Africa. The game is going to be involved of 2 teams going head to head, Team Africa (consist of players that is born in Africa or have direct family ties to the continent), and Team World (consist of players from the rest of the world). This will be the 3rd NBA Africa Game including the games that were played on 2015, 2017, and now the upcoming 2018. There will be a total of 19 players participating in the game including Luwawu-Cabarrot and former Thunder player Serge Ibaka.

The Thunder acquired 23 years old, guard/forward Luwawu-Cabarrot on July 25, 2018, in a 3-team trade that involved Luwawu-Cabarrot and Dennis Schroder going to the Thunder; Carmelo Anthony, Justin Anderson and a 2022 lottery protected (via OKC) to the Hawks; and Mike Muscala to the 76ers. Luwawu-Cabarrot was born in Cannes, France and also participated in the junior French national basketball team, but he will playing for Team Africa because his parent is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 5.8 PPG. while shooting 37.5% from the field, and 33.5% from the 3-point last season with his former team the Philadelphia 76ers.

Team Africa vs. Team World rosters according to the NBA and the NBPA

Team Africa:

Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff (Memphis Grizzlies)

Team World:

  • John Collins (Atlanta Hawks; U.S.)
  • JaVale McGee (Lakers; U.S.)
  • Garrett Temple (NBPA Ambassador; Grizzlies; U.S.)
  • Marvin Williams (Hornets; U.S.)
  • Harrison Barnes (Mavericks; U.S.)
  • Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers; Italy; BWB Europe 2003)
  • Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; U.S.)
  • Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.)
  • Hassan Whiteside (Heat; U.S.)

Coach: Ettore Messina (Spurs assistant coach; Italy)

Poll

Which team will be winning the NBA Africa Game 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Team Africa
    (52 votes)
  • 30%
    Team World
    (23 votes)
75 votes total Vote Now