The OKC Thunder will be well-represented at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Now that exhibition play is behind us; pool play will be much easier for state-side fans to follow. The Thunder have representatives on Team Australia, Latvia, and Canada.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Lu Dort are poised to lead Team Canada to a deep run in the World Cup tournament, with betting odds placing them second to take home the gold behind only Team USA. Josh Giddey and Jack White make up the deepest Australian team in Boomer history. As well as newcomer Davis Bertans hitting the hardwood for team Latvia. Between these five players, there will be plenty of OKC Thunder-related basketball to watch over the next few weeks.
How to Watch OKC Thunder players participate in 2023 FIBA World Cup games.
All three countries are in action on August 25th to tip off the 2023 FIBA World Cup, including the game of the opening round in Team Canada taking on Team France. Josh Giddey and Jack White’s Australia club will take on Lauri Markkanen’s Finland squad. Davis Bertans leads Latvia against Lebanon in the opening round.
- August 25th, 2:45 AM, Australia vs Finland
- August 25th, 4:00 AM, Latvia vs Lebanon
- August 25th, 8:15 AM, Canada vs France
- August 27th, 3:30 AM, Australia vs Germany
- August 27th, 4:45 AM, Canada vs Lebanon
- August 27th, 8:30 AM, Latvia vs France
- August 29th, 6:10 AM, Australia vs Japan
- August 29th, 8:30 AM, Latvia vs Canada
All times are listed for the Central timezone. Readers in the United States and Australia can find all FIBA World Cup contests on ESPN+ via a paid subscription.
The OKC Thunder representatives will match up on August 29th when Lu Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander take on Davis Bertans. At the same time, Josh Giddey and Jack White see no shortage of talented opponents, from former OKC Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (Germany) to Lauri Markkanen to kick things off.