Mantas Kalnietis has stated that Olimpia Milano will not allow him to have absence of leave to play in the World Cup qualifiers.
Kalnietis has also added that team-mate Arturas Gudaitis will not be allowed leave from his domestic duties, either.
Another FIBA windows story: Kalnietis told there's no way he & Gudaitis will be allowed to play in Lithuania NT by Olimpia Milano
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) November 8, 2017
Lithuania released their preliminary squad for the upcoming qualifiers, which begins at the end of November.
Both Kalnietis and Gudaitis were not on the 15-man list.