The Dallas Mavericks have signed big man Maxi Kleber to a three-year contract extension worth $33 million. He was entering the final year of his deal and instead he will be under contract with the team through the 2025-26 NBA season. The German NBA player has spent his entire five-year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks and has become a key rotational player for the team. Dallas is hoping to build a title contender with star Luka Doncic over the next few years and it seems Kleber will be a part of that plan.
Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber is finalizing a three-year, $33 million contract extension, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Kleber was entering the final year of his deal, now under contract through 2025-26.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 8, 2022
Last year as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, Maxi Kleber averaged 7.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and one block per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 39.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 32.5 percent. Kleber has become a valuable player for the Mavericks and teams that hope to contend need depth like him. Dallas has a crowded frontcourt rotation this year, so it will be interesting to see how Kleber impacts the team this year.
Maxi Kleber is finalizing a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Mavs, per @ShamsCharania pic.twitter.com/0W3wRqDrYH
— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 8, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks have their superstar in Luka Doncic, but pairing him with the right teammates has proved difficult since drafting him. They have tried a few different lineups and while they’ve seen some success, an NBA Championship seems to be out of the cards until he gets a better running mate. Maxi Kleber is perfect for depth, but eventually, the team will need more firepower on the roster.