Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki are working out with each other in preparation for the NBA Africa Game.
Porzingis had hoped for a day in which the two European basketball players could practice together on the same court.
"I'm sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,'' Porzingis said to the New York Post back in March. "Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain."
Nowitzki will captain the world team for this year's Africa Game, which will take place on Aug. 5. Last season, the 19-year-pro said he admired Porzingis and his style of play.
"I am a huge fan of his game,'' Nowitzki said. "Obviously the sky is the limit for him. He's got the deep ball. He's got the in-between game. He is working on his post-ups. He is the real deal."
Porzingis, who is entering his third year in the league, averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds last year.