Slovakia coach Lubos Urban has included forward Martin Rancik in his squad for the three upcoming EuroBasket qualifiers.
The Slovaks face Switzerland on Saturday in Bratislava and Malta on Wednesday in Levice, but the key game is likely to be the match-up against the Republic of Ireland in a week's time.
Slovakia are desperate for Martin Rancik to play in the EuroBasket Division B games this summer but the star forward has concerns about his heart and may make himself unavailable.
The 2.05m Rancik missed a short spell last season with Fortitudo Bologna after telling doctors he was having problems with his heart.
Coach Lubomir Urban has steered Slovakia into a strong position in Division B in their bid to rejoin the elite in European men's basketball.
The Slovaks have defeated Ireland, Switzerland and Malta to lead Group B with contests against all three set for September.
Slovakia coach Uegen Kovacik is pleased with the way his side is developing but admits there is still plenty to do before their opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on September 11.
Slovakia finished third out of four in this weekend's international tournament in Amsterdam after picking up two wins and a defeat in their three matches.