Nikola Jokic will discuss Eurobasket with Serbia

Double MVP Nikola Jokic disputera l’Eurobasket (1er-18 septembre) with Serbie, an annoncé mercredi la Fédération serbe de basket (KSS). “Nikola Jokic has confirmed his participation in the rallies linked to the European Championship as well as the qualifiers window (for the 2023 World Cup) in August »said Dragan Tarlac, Serbia’s director of selection.

Nikola Jokic, pivot of the Denver Nuggets, makes his return to the national team for the first time since the 2019 World Cup in China where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Argentina (97-87). Without its NBA stars, Serbia had failed last July to qualify at home for the Tokyo JOs.

Nikola Jokic will join the selection, in accordance with the current NBA rules, ” from the first possible day », said Dragan Tarlac. Serbia will have to play two qualifying matches for the 2023 World Cup on 25 and 28 August against opponents yet to be decided before starting the group stage of the Eurobasket on 2 September against the Netherlands in Prague.

More complicated for Bogdanovic

À la différence de Jokic, the situation of l’autre star nationale in the NBA Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Atlanta Hawks est « more complicated »said the director of the Serbian selection about his back suffering from an injury.

Nikola Jokic, (2,11 m, 128 kg) is the 13 -year -old MVP of the saison régulière for the deuxième saison d’affilée. At 27 years old, he recorded an average of 27.1 points to 58.3 % success rate, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 passes over the course of the 2021-22 season, improving his statistics at almost every sector in relation to to the previous exercise.

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