NBA: Cavs’ Jordan Clarkson Unable to Participate in 2018 Asian Games

OAKLAND, CA - June 3: Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The NBA has not granted Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson permission to participate in the 2018 Asian Games for the Philippines.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank explained the decision in the league’s statement (h/t ABS-CBN News):

“The NBA’s agreement with FIBA stipulates that NBA players can participate in the Olympics, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Continental Cup competitions, and associated qualifying tournaments. Because the Asian Games are not one of those competitions, NBA players are unable to participate. In accordance with the NBA’s agreement with FIBA, Jordan is welcome to represent the Philippines in the agreed-upon competitions.”

                         

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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August 12, 2018 at 10:40AM

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