Mavs extend Maxi Kleber

The Dallas Mavericks have extended the contract of forward Maxi Kleber, the team announced Thursday.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, it’s a three-year, $33 million contract extension. Kleber, who was entering the final year of his deal, is now under contract through 2025-26.

Last season, the 6-11 Kleber averaged 7..0 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.

The Wurzburg, Germany native most recently helped lead the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals, playing in all 18 games and averaging 8.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 25.4 minutes per contest. His eight 3-pointers in Game 2 vs. Utah are tied for the second-most by a Maverick in a postseason game (Jason Terry, 9 3FGs, 5/8/11).   

Kleber, 30, was originally signed with Dallas on July 13, 2017, and in five seasons as a Maverick, he has averaged 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 22.7 minutes in 326 games (136 starts).

Prior to the NBA, Kleber spent eight seasons playing professionally in Germany and Spain.

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