Following the team's first practice in Orlando on Friday, Michael Malone said that he hopes Nikola Jokic will join the Denver Nuggets "in the next couple of days."

Nikola Jokic recently retested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive in Serbia last month.

"He's healthy, he feels great, hopefully he will be here soon in the next couple of days," said Malone.

Two other members of the Nuggets' traveling party tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

"We don't have our whole team down here ... with the players that we have, we are treating it as an opportunity to get back in the gym to reconnect on the court, get some conditioning in, get some competitive drills in and revisiting offensive and defensive fundamentals and foundational parts of our team," added Malone.