August 23, 2018, 8:49 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic will not play for Serbia in September's World Cup qualifiers, according to Serbia's assistant coach.
"We cannot count on Nikola Jokic to join us for the qualifiers," he said. "However, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica will be available for both matches … We hope [Milos] Teodosic and [Boban] Marjanovic will play for us." The risk of injury so close to the NBA season is too great for Jokic and the Nuggets, so having him sit out is the best case scenario.