Dirk Nowitzki Ready to Play Overseas?
After two months of traveling, playing tennis, soaking in every pitch of the Texas Rangers’ playoff run and generally recharging, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has a basketball in his hands again.
The reigning NBA Finals MVP recently returned to Germany to resume his customary workout routine with longtime shot doctor Holger Geschwindner and told ESPN.com on Saturday that he’s going to find a team in Europe “soon” with the NBA lockout well into its fifth month without a settlement.
“It’s going to take me a few weeks to get in basketball shape,” Nowitzki said, “but then I’m ready. I can’t stand not playing.”