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Chris Kaman and Dirk to play for Germany

Posted on: July 22, 2011 2:42 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Posted by Royce Young

Eurobasket is just getting better and better.

Already a good number of NBA players have committed to their countries to play in the tournament which starts in Lithuania late in August, but you can add two more to the German national team. And two All-Stars at that: Chris Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki. You could say Germany's chances just got a lot better.

According to talkbasket.net, both Kaman and Dirk will even be with Germany during the BEKO-Supercup tournament in Bamberg Aug. 19-21, which is a warm-up.

Dirk had previously said he planned to play for his country because of the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. But adding Kaman really increases Germany's chances. 

Kaman has dual citizenship between the United States and Germany, while of course Dirk is from Germany.

The competition is pretty stiff with France and Spain both looking very strong to go with the other number of quality countries. But Germany now has an anchor in Dirk and a solid post player in Kaman. They aren't quite a favorite, but certainly a team to be considered.

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