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Hollatz and Kratzer are missing: Herbert re-nominates three players

World champion Justus Hollatz and center Leon Kratzer are out for the national basketball team’s upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Max DiLeo, Nicholas Tischler and Tim Schneider are in the squad of national coach Gordon Herbert instead

The German basketball team will have to do without Leon Kratzer and world champion Justus Hollatz in the two upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Both are missing from the squad for health reasons, the German Basketball Federation announced. National coach Gordon Herbert nominated Max DiLeo from Oldenburg, Nicholas Tischler from Braunschweig and Tim Schneider from Alba Berlin.

That leaves just one player from the 2023 world champion squad in the squad for the two games against Montenegro in Ludwigsburg on Thursday and in Bulgaria on Sunday: David Krämer. However, the guard from Spanish club CB Granada was only a substitute in the World Cup triumph

World champions to return for the Olympics this summer

The NBA stars around captain Dennis Schröder will be back in action from Friday after the All-Star weekend, while Herbert is giving the Euroleague players from the victorious team a breather. After the World Cup, they went straight into pre-season training with their teams. The world champions will then return in the summer in preparation for the Olympic Games in Paris.

The squad: Oscar Da Silva (FC Barcelona/ESP), Malte Delow (ALBA Berlin), Max DiLeo (EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Johann Grünloh (SC RASTA Vechta), Bennet Hundt (MLP Academics Heidelberg), Ivan Kharchenkov (FC Bayern Basketball), David Krämer (CB Granada/ESP), Jonas Mattisseck (ALBA Berlin), Louis Olinde (ALBA Berlin), Jacob Patrick (MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg), Christian Sengfelder (Telekom Baskets Bonn), Tim Schneider (ALBA Berlin), Nicholas Tischler (Basketball Löwen Braunschweig), Lukas Wank (EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Nelson Weidemann (FC Bayern Basketball), Nick Weiler-Babb (FC Bayern Basketball), Jan-Niklas Wimberg (FC Bayern Basketball), Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (Hamburg Towers)

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