Maxi Kleber signs three-year contract extension with Mavericks


By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

Maxi Kleber is about to sign a new contract and extend his stay in Dallas.

Kleber, 30, completes a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks, by Athletic’s Shams Charania. Added to the current contract, the new contract comes into effect after the next season and is expected to last until the 2025-26 season.

In the 2017-18 season, he landed in Dallas and the NBA. After a few campaigns at FC Bayern Munich, including 21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague appearances, the German striker has played 357 NBA games, including 31 in the past three playoffs. Previous teams were Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro and s.Oliver Wurzburg. He was not drafted in 2014, before moving from the German club to the Spanish club.

In the last and fifth NBA campaign, Kleber had 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.4 steals per game in 77 appearances. Career averages of 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 0.4 steals per game paint the overall picture of his NBA career.

He is among Germany’s notable absences from EuroBasket 2022. Despite the absence of Kleber, Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga, Germany secured the second seed in Group B of the preliminary round and will face Montenegro in round of 16 on Saturday. The knockout stage of the tournament will take place in Berlin and will end on October 18.

Kleber was born in the same town as the team legend and currently supports the franchise as special advisor Dirk Nowitzki. Würzburg has been a special city for the Mavs.

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