Dallas Mavericks’ former superstar Dirk Nowitzki would love to play with new Mavs stars Kristapz Porzingis and Luka Doncic.

Nowitzki has been the face of the Dallas Mavericks for several seasons. During the stint of his stay with the Mavs, Nowitzki managed to secure an NBA championship and an NBA Finals MVP honor.

Together with Nowitzki, Doncic and Porzingis could rise as fresh set of international sensations for Dallas. However, the 41-year-old NBA great has already announced his retirement.

Even though Nowitzki is officially retired, he stated that he still would love to play a little longer. In fact, in an exclusive interview with ESPN, the German NBA legend acknowledged that he, along with Doncic and Porzingis could build a great team next season.

According to Nowitzki, it would be great to play with the two international NBA stars but his foot just can’t handle it any longer.

“I know I would love to but just my foot wasn’t great last year,” Nowitzki responded when asked if he thinks him, Doncic and Porzingis could make Dallas a great team next season.

Nowitzki emphasized that as much as he wanted to play much longer for the Mavs, his body just told him “it’s time.”

“My body just told me it’s just time,” Nowitzi said.

Despite having a major problem with his foot, Nowitzki is confident that he can still contribute. He even mentioned that playing for 10-15 minutes isn’t that hard for him if it wasn’t for his injured foot.

“I could still probably do it but the foot just said it’s no more,” Nowitzki pointed.

The 2011 NBA Finals MVP recalled how hard it was for and ageing player like him to deal with even just preparing for practice. As per Nowitzki, it was just getting harder and harder for him.

“When you are older you have to put so much time in just you can get on the practice. It takes like hours to even prepare for a practice and that was getting harder and harder,” Nowitzki explained.

In the end, Nowitzki is happy with his decision to retire. However, Nowitzki admitted that he is not so pleased with the position of the Mavericks when he left.

“I think i’m happy with the decision to move on but i’m not so happy that the Mavericks aren’t in a good place or a better place than we were in the last couple of years,” Nowitzki said.

Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki has signed up for his 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks. In this picture, Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 24, 2016. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images