Following the conclusion of the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Finals campaign, Luka Doncic is poised to join the Slovenian national team for the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Despite battling injuries during the Finals, Doncic showcased resilience and leadership on the court, hinting at his readiness to represent Slovenia.

As Slovenia gears up for the qualifiers, Doncic’s participation remains pivotal, although his final decision hinges on his ongoing recovery and health concerns.

In a post-game interview after Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Doncic expressed his intention to focus on recovery before making any commitments regarding his national team duties.

Slovenia’s aspirations for Olympic qualification heavily rely on Doncic’s potential involvement, especially as they face strong competition in the upcoming tournament.

Hosted by Greece, led by NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the qualifiers promise competitive matchups and intense basketball action.

Scheduled to commence on July 2, the Olympic Qualifying Tournament presents a tight timeline for Doncic to finalize his decision.

For Slovenian basketball enthusiasts, Doncic’s presence would significantly bolster the team’s prospects of securing a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported Mavericks GM Nico Harrison’s expectation that Doncic will indeed play for Slovenia, underscoring Doncic’s commitment to his national team.

“That’s one of his biggest joys. As long as he can walk, I think he will play for them,” Harrison said.

With Doncic’s exit interview expected to confirm his participation, Slovenian fans eagerly await his decision to represent his country on the international stage.