Alexey Zozulin remains a candidate for Russia's EuroBasket squad despite missing this weekend's warm-up tournament in Cyprus.
The Spartak St Petersburg forward has not travelled for the tournament, although no reason was given for his absence.
Coach David Blatt said Zozulin would rejoin the team when they return next week.
"Alex did not fly with the team to Cyprus, but after we come back he will once again join the team," Blatt said.
"The fact that Alex is not coming to this tournament does not mean that the coaching staff have chosen to release him from the team."