In the lobby of the Kraun Plaza Hotel, selectman Aleksandar Djordjevic and his closest associates welcomed 17 basketball players, all except Nikola Jokic, who will join the team on August 2. Captain Milos Teodosic and his deputy Milan Macvan appeared in the Orlov base and Stefan Jovic, Vasilije Micic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Dragan Milosavljevic, Marko Guduric, Aleksa Avramovic, Dejan Todorovic, Vladimir Lucic, Marko Simonovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Milan Macvan, Stefan Bircevic, Miroslav Raduljica, Nikola Milutinov, Boban Marjanovic and Nikola Jovanovic, who subsequently received the invitation.
The team will be in Belgrade until July 21st, followed by a trip to Kopaonik, where basic and tactical preparations will be made for the next 15 days. There will be no NBA players until August 2, which, according to NBA regulations, can total 28 days in collective training.
“The preparations have been planned consistently with everything that awaits us. The players know what lies ahead for us in this long journey. I hope that the injuries will bypass us and that we will leave the strongest squad in China. Nobody on the team runs away from wanting to come home with a medal. It is our duty and the desire of all in the Sava. A competitive championship, there are a lot of teams that have risen, we have a big job ahead. “