Germany National Team coach Dirk Bauermann have announced the preliminary squad of the team for the 2010 World Championships and the names of both Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman are not amongst the 16 names.
Although Dirk Nowitzki had pledged to play in the World Championship in case Germany received a wild card (as it happened) he has yet to make up his mind. Chris Kaman on the other hand is waiting for Nowitzki to decide and will make the same decision.
Nowitzki had missed last Eurobasket in order to rest after many consecutive years of international playing in summers, something which gave the chance to some young players to shine.
The 16-men roster is:
|Steffen Hamann||ALBA Berlin|
|Demond Greene||FC Bayern|
|Heiko Schaffartzik||NY Phantoms Braunschweig|
|Per Günther||ratiopharm Ulm|
|Lucca Staiger||ALBA Berlin|
|Philipp Schwethelm||Eisbären Bremerhaven|
|Chad Töpper||Albuquerque Thunderbirds|
|Konrad Wysocki||Turow Zgorzelec|
|Robin Benzing||ratiopharm Ulm|
|Elias Harris||Gonzaga University|
|Jan-Hendrik Jagla||Asseco Prokom Gdynia|
|Tim Ohlbrecht||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|Yassin Idbihi||NY Phantoms Braunschweig|
|Tibor Pleisse||Brose Baskets Bamberg|
|Christopher McNaughton||EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|Johannes Strasser||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|Reserve: Patrick Femerling||Antalya BSB|
Germany NT will take part in two very strong summer tournaments. In the Cyprus tournament with Greece, Croatia and Russia as opponents and in the SuperCup tournament in Bamberg, Germany with Lithuania, Turkey and again Croatia.