Kleber, 30, is 6-foot-10 and appeared in 59 games last season, averaging 7.0 points and 5.9 rebounds, shooting 40 percent from the field and 33 percent on 3-pointers. He has spent all five of his NBA seasons in Dallas.
He is set to earn $9 million this season, the final of a four-year deal he signed with the Mavs in 2019. Originally undrafted out of Germany, Kleber has appeared in 326 NBA games overall.
“With Spencer Dinwiddie‘s and Reggie Bullock‘s salaries for 2023/24 not yet fully guaranteed, there might have been a path for the Mavs to create some cap flexibility next summer,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “However, their deal with Kleber signals they’re fully preparing to operate over the cap again, even with Christian Wood and Dwight Powell still on expiring deals.”
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
Added Grant Afseth of DallasBasketball: “During the Mavericks’ run to the Western Conference Finals, Kleber averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc. The peak of his contributions came in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Utah Jazz with 25 points on 8-11 shooting from deep. He followed that up with 17 points in Game 3.”