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Jonah Bolden has withdrawn from 2019 FIBA World Cup, citing personal reasons as announced Sunday. Bolden is now set to return to Philadelphia for the Sixers.
“My first thought is always with the player in these situations – having to withdraw from the national team is tough for anyone,” mentioned coach Andrej Lemanis in a statement issued by Basketball Australia.
“From a team perspective, the timing is sub-optimal but, again, we are very fortunate to have the depth of talent we have in this country available to take up this opportunity. Whilst it can feel like we need to make a quick decision, the most important thing is to bring in the player that best compliments the other skill sets we have on the team”, added Lemanis.