"I am very pleased with everything I did in the NBA this season, I had a great year in which I performed at the All-Star Game and was selected (to the All-NBA first team). For me, the cherry on top of this whole season would be a medal with the national team," Jokic said. "I am fully prepared to do my best to achieve this goal."
Jokic has captured a pair of silver medals as a member of the Serbian national squad, with his most recent coming during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He averaged a double-double of 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds, along with 7.3 assists and 1.4 steals this season for the Nuggets, who got to within one win of a Western Conference finals berth. Jokic also played in his first All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA first team.
The 2019 tournament gets underway Aug. 31.