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Source: Dirk, Mavs to play in Germany

Updated: February 12, 2012, 8:38 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Reigning NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki will play a preseason game in his home country of Germany and one in Barcelona next October as the Dallas Mavericks will participate in the league's international program for the first time, a source said.

Schedules and opponents are not yet set, the source said, but the Mavs are planning to open next season's training camp a few days early to accommodate the trip.

Nowitzki, in his 14th season, has played multiple summers for the ...

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