Dirk Nowitzki set to make first international basketball appearance in four years

It's been four years since Dirk Nowitzki has played in any international basketball competition, but the Dallas Mavericks star sounds ready to get back at it. 

Nowitzki is expected to play for Germany against Croatia on Friday, August 14. 

Here's more via Yahoo Sports:

"NBA star Dirk Nowitzki is set to play his first international basketball match in four years for Germany on Friday against Croatia, the Dallas Mavericks' power forward has confirmed.  

"I assume that I'll play. I feel good, especially as it's something different here, running on the treadmill or running around with the team," he said ahead of the Zagreb friendly after a training camp on Mallorca with the national team.

(h/t Yahoo Sports)