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Dirk Nowitzki taking a break after Euros

Updated: September 19, 2011, 12:54 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki says he's decided that the ongoing NBA lockout would have to bleed into November before he considers signing with a team in a foreign league.

After an exhausting summer stint with the German national team at the European Championships that eliminated his country from 2012 Olympic contention earlier than expected, Nowitzki told ESPN.com that he won't resume basketball workouts until late October at the earliest unless the lockout is lifted sooner.

"I'm ...

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