Michael Malone said that Nikola Jokic "feels great" and is expected to join the Denver Nuggets when they head to Orlando next Tuesday.

Jokic tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and is still in Serbia.

"Next Tuesday we depart for Orlando; the hope and expectation is that Nikola Jokic will be with us on that plane. From everything that I have heard and talked to him, he feels great, he feels fine and is excited to get back," said Malone.

Jokic is asymptomatic, according to sources.

The team also had to close its practice facility after two members tested positive.

"There is a chance we can open the gym up before we leave, depending upon results in the coming days. I am not going to get into who tested but we have had multiple people in our travel party test positive," added Malone.