Dirk Nowitzki talks German team

Updated: July 5, 2011, 4:18 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

Dirk Nowitzki made his most definitive statement to date, saying that it looks as though he will play for the German national team in next month's Olympic qualifying tournament in Lithuania.

"It looks that way, assuming that I finally get healthy," Nowitzki said in an interview published Tuesday by the German website Spiegel Online International (Spiegel.de/international). "I have been carrying a flu bug around with me for four weeks. It makes no sense to play in the European championships ...

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