Rimantas Kaukenas decided not to play in Eurobasket due to family reason. Namely because of the illness of his father. Lithuanian national team head coach Ramunas Butautas told to Kaunodiena.lt that he understands Kaukenas's decision.
Lithuania will already be without Euroleague Final Four finalists Ramunas Siskauskas and Sarunas Jasikevicius, Arvydas Macijauskas and Darius Songaila.
All these absences seriously weakened guards line of the national team. It is likely that Renaldas Seibutis will be picked as a replacement for Kaukenas.