Re: Dirk Nowitzki won't sign with overseas basketball team anytime soon
IF I were him I would only go if it becomes clear there will be no 11-12 NBA season at all. He could use a little rest after the Eurobasket, take it easy and put all effort towards defending his NBA title.
Although, I can see it might be fun for him to play in the Heimat a bit. He's still in his prime now and he would be a huge star and story obviously, doing it during the lockout wouldn't directly interfere with his NBA career and this opportunity will not come up again. So I will understand it if he does this, but I don't think it would be the best decision for him.