Dirk Nowitzki considers international return for 2016 Olympics

Nowitzki considers international return
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Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki says that he would consider returning to the Germany squad for the 2016 Olympics.

Dirk Nowitzki has revealed that he would consider returning to the German national side to help them reach the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

The Dallas Mavericks power forward was part of the squad that reached the 2008 Games in Beijing, but he has only played eight international matches since then.

The 35-year-old told ESPN: "If I'm still healthy enough and we have a chance to qualify, then I'd consider it."

Germany coach Frank Menz added: "[Nowitzki] wants all the younger players to one day have a chance to play at an Olympic Games. He had that experience. He said 'But that's 2016. I have three more NBA seasons [until then]'.

"And he's not the youngest player. He has a family now. So we'll see. But he's always in touch. He follows what we do. He has a chance and, if we have a good team, we might see."

Nowitzki was the NBA Finals MVP when the Mavericks clinched the championship in 2011.

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