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Smiley focused on Warriors, won't play in Tokyo Olympics

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Alen Smailagic

There will be no Alen Smailagic sightings at the Tokyo Olympics.

The young Warriors big man has decided to focus on the offseason instead of vying for a spot on the Serbian national team, according to Eurohoops. Smailagic joined fellow Serbia NBA players Nikola Jokic and Aleksej Pokusevski in skipping out on the Olympics.

"Smailagic also made the decision to prepare for the next season," Serbia national team coach Igor Kokoskov said to reporters. "I wish them all the best."

Smailagic, 20, was selected by the Warriors in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. However, time could be running out for the 6-foot-10 Serbian.

Through two seasons in the NBA, Smailagic has only played 29 games. He's averaging 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. This past season, he averaged 1.9 points and shot just 41.2 percent on 2-point shots.

He also didn't exactly fill up the box score in the G League. The Warriors sent Smiley down to their Santa Cruz affiliate for the G League Orlando bubble where he averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. He did shot 52.5 percent from the field, though.

Smailagic's 2021-22 contract is not guaranteed and won’t be unless he’s on the roster on Aug. 6. Right now, it's looking like he won't be.