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Dirk Nowitzki ponders Olympic scenario

Updated: March 22, 2011, 3:04 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- If labor strife produces an expected lockout and possibly eats into next season, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki reiterated Sunday night his desire to return to the German national team as it attempts to qualify this summer for the 2012 Olympics in London.

The last time the NBA had a lockout that resulted in a shortened season, Nowitzki was a rookie during that 1998-99 campaign. He was drafted in June but remained in Germany to play with his pro team.

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