Great news for German fans, as their basketball federation announced that both Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman will play in Eurobasket 2011, in Lithuania.
The recently crowned NBA champions, with the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki had earlier promised to play for Germany after getting some rest and being healthy. And he kept his word.
Chris Kaman on the other hand was waiting for Dirk's decision to decide accordingly, and after the German star answered positively, he followed.
Both players are expected to be ready to play for the Germany NT in the BEKO-Supercup tournament in Bamberg (together with Turkey, Greece, Belgium), during August 19-21.
Dirk was pleased with his decision and said: "The rest was short but I would like to help the young German NT to gain success in Eurobasket. I will do everything to keep fit and I'm looking forward to spending time with the guys".
Chris Kaman stated: "Playing for Germany in 2008 was a lot of fun, I think I can help the team and we can achieve things".