Slovenia’s Luka Dončić won’t play exhibition vs. Team USA on Saturday

Slovenia’s Luka Dončić won’t play exhibition vs. Team USA on Saturday

MALAGA, Spain — Luka Dončić has chosen not to play for Slovenia tonight against the United States, his national team announced Saturday, citing a blow he took to his left knee in the second quarter Friday against Spain.
The announcement is not a surprise — Dončić, one of the best players in the world for the Dallas Mavericks, simply should not be playing in exhibition games on consecutive nights, for free.
But this week, his Slovenian coach, Aleksander Sekulic told The Athletic “of course” he intends to play Dončić Saturday night against the U.S., even though Dončić was also…


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