It's disappointing. Even guys like Durant and Harden, who have been dealing with injuries and also made a deep run in the playoffs, have committed for the US. I understand Jokic had an exhausting couple of seasons and doesn't want to risk that supermax contract (which would be the largest in NBA history) but there's not many opportunities to represent you country.Jokic apparently not playing in the Olympics. What to say?
If he had skipped the qualifying tournament, nobody would've cared. But this is just sad, man. Next year I expect Denver to make a deeper run in the PO's, which means he'll probably skip the Euros as well. And these Euros will be our best chance to win a tournament.
Honestly, if he decides to skip the next 2 tournaments, he should just retire from the NT. It's sad to see that Denver is more important than your own country. Meanwhile Bogi can't wait to join up and Doncic is already in Slovenia getting ready.
Bogdanovic looks in rough shape with the knee also and who knows how many more games Atlanta will play. I doubt he'll be anywhere close to 100% for the Olympics, if he even makes it that far.