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Luka Doncic to sit out against Team USA

The Slovenian national team announced Saturday that Luka Doncic will sit out of today’s exhibition match against Team USA. Doncic, who has made appearances in a string of preparation scrimmages, played in yesterday’s loss to Spain.

Given the nature of exhibition matchups it makes little sense for Slovenia to trot the Dallas Mavericks star out on the second night of a back-to-back, especially after a couple of bang ups this week. And given that real competition is on the horizon, and could lead to Slovenia facing the U.S. again, perhaps smart to take this one lightly.