Thursday , Jul , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Kaman to Play for Germany in Olympic Qualifiers


Chris Kaman to Play for Germany in Olympic Qualifiers Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman has received German citizenship and will team up with Dirk Nowitzki for Germany at an Olympic qualifying tournament later this month.

Kaman, whose great-grandparents were German, averaged 15.7 points and 12.7 rebounds last season with the Clippers.

The 7-foot Kaman will add size to a German team seeking to qualify for its first Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

"We’ll be stronger under the baskets with Chris," Nowitzki said Thursday.

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