Nuggets to play in NBA Africa Game next month

Courtney Lee is also on the Team World roster for the NBA's second trip to Africa

Courtney Lee is also on the Team World roster for the NBA's second trip to Africa

Joel Embiid will attend the game but will not play.

"I'm really excited to represent Team World", Nowitzki said. The rest of their squad will be comprised of Leandro Barbosa, Jaylen Brown, Wilson Chandler, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Courtney Lee, Kyle Lowry, C.J. McCollum and Kristaps Porzingis.

The event takes place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, following the 15th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa, which is another offshoot of the league's worldwide basketball camps. "It's great to see how the game is growing across the continent, and I'm honored to be a part of this historic event".

The Africa lineup also includes Orlando center Bismack Biyombo and Denver guard Emmanuel Mudiay of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minnesota forward Gorgui Dieng of Senegal, Congolese-Spanish forward Serge Ibaka of Toronto, Cameroon standout Luc Mbah a Moute of the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas center Salah Mejri of Tunisia, Atlanta guard Dennis Schroder of Germany whose mother was Gambian and Houston's Clint Capela, a Swiss center whose parents are from Angola and Congo.

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Including 2017 second-round draft pick Ognjen Jaramaz, who admittedly may be a draft-and-stash prospect, five of New York's current players were born outside of the United States of America.

Also participating in the game will be National Basketball Association head coaches Alvin Gentry (Pelicans), Michael Malone (Nuggets) and Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat), assistant coaches David Adelman (Magic), Pat Delany (Hornets), BJ Johnson (Rockets), Sidney Lowe (Washington Wizards), Jamahl Mosley (Mavericks), Patrick Mutombo (Raptors) and Lloyd Pierce (76ers), Heat assistant GM Adam Simon, Raptors president Masai Ujiri (Nigeria), athletic trainers Keith Jones (Rockets) and Ed Lacerte (Celtics), as well as National Basketball Association referees James Capers and Zach Zarba.

It will also continue the explosive worldwide growth of the sport of basketball by bringing the NBA brand directly to the continent of Africa.

You already know Dirk Nowitzki is in the game, as he was named captain of Team World earlier this summer.

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