Nuggets star Nikola Jokic announces he won’t play for Serbian national team at Olympics

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic announced Wednesday he wouldn’t be available for the Serbian national team in the upcoming Olympics because of the toll this past year of basketball has taken on him.

“With my great regret, this is the moment when I have to announce that despite my great desire, I am not able to play for the national team,” Jokic told Serbian news agency Tanjug. “Simply, the condition of my body requires a longer absence from the court for recovery.”

In the aftermath of the Nuggets Game 4 loss to Phoenix on Sunday, team officials expressed concern about Jokic potentially playing in the Olympics, a league source said. The Nuggets would’ve supported his decision regardless, but were concerned about how much basketball he’d played in the past year. Since August 1st of last season, Jokic had played in 109 of a possible 109 games.

He finished this season third in total minutes in the NBA at 2,488. By the end of Denver’s second-round series against Phoenix, Jokic was drained. In Game 3, he played 40 minutes and reached statistical marks only ever achieved by Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

And that historic night came several days after Nuggets coach Michael Malone described him as “physically and mentally exhausted” at the team’s MVP news conference.

Jokic, who is back home in Serbia following the Nuggets’ season-ending defeat, will get a full offseason for the first time since 2018.

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