The Dallas Mavericks forward will not play for Germany at next month's world championship in Turkey.
Nowitzki will not play for Germany
Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks forward, will not play for Germany at next month's world championship in Turkey. The German basketball federation said the nine-time All-Star would be back for the 2011 European Championship that will also serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2012 Olympics in London. "Next summer I'd like to try with the team to make our common goal of playing at the Olympics," Nowitzki said in a statement published by the federation.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Bobcats have signed versatile free agent point guard Shaun Livingston. Terms of the deal were not announced for Livingston, the 2.01-metre fourth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Livingston sat out the 2007-2008 season after suffering a serious knee injury while with the Los Angeles Clippers, and has played sparingly since. The 24-year-old spent last season with Oklahoma.