Maxi Kleber
Maxi Kleber
28-Year-Old ForwardF
Dallas Mavericks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kleber recorded career highs in points (6.8), rebounds (4.6), combined blocks/steals (1.6) and threes (1.1) across 21.2 minutes in his second season with Dallas. The big man defends well, can stretch the floor with his three-point shooting and can play forward or center. Those abilities landed him a four-year, $35 million extension this offseason to stay with the Mavericks. Though Kleber played the most minutes of his career last season, his role may shrink in year three given the acquisition of Kristaps Porzingis. Kleber will battle Dwight Powell for the starting center job, but Powell seems to have the inside track. Kleber could see more run if Porzingis isn't fully healthy, but for now, the former seems to be the odd man out in the frontcourt. As a result, he can likely go undrafted in standard leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $35 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Maximilian "Maxi" Kleber was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1992. He is from the same hometown as former Mavericks great (and former teammate) Dirk Nowitzki. Kleber played youth basketball with TG Veitshochheim, SC Heuchelhof and TG Wurzburg before turning pro during the 2011-12 season. Kleber was the Mavericks' nominee for the February 2020 NBA Cares Community Assist Award for "his continuous charitable and philanthropic efforts to empower children and families throughout the year." Among his community contributions, Kleber has served holiday meals, broken in new basketball courts and visited children in hospitals after games. He has also provided community tickets to HopeKids, an organization that provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical conditions, in Dallas. Learn more about Kleber by following him on Twitter (@MaxiKleber) and Instagram (@maximilian.kleber).

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As a teenager, Kleber made his way through German leagues before coming to the NBA. He made his professional debut in 2011-12 for s.Oliver Baskets in his hometown of Wurzberg as part of the Basketball Budesliga. He was a bench player in his first season and played 7.0 minutes per game, but he played significant minutes in his second season, where he averaged 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. After the season, he declared for the NBA Draft, but he subsequently withdrew his name. Kleber moved to Spain for the 2014-15 season and provided 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for Obradoiro CAB. After a year away from his home country, the 6-foot-10 center signed with Bayern Munich. In his first season, Kleber averaged 8.0 points and 4.9 rebounds and followed that up in his last year with Bayern with 9.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Kleber has also played for the German National Team and appeared in the 2014 EuroBasket qualification rounds. He signed with the Dallas Mavericks in July 2017.

Cleared vs. Blazers
FDallas Mavericks
August 11, 2020
Kleber (knee) will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
ANALYSIS
As expected, despite dealing with some knee soreness, Kleber will participate in the Mavericks' seventh seeding game. In the bubble, he's averaging 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 26.3 minutes.
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2018

Kleber had a solid sophomore year for the Mavericks in 2018-19, responding to increased minutes with improved production. The German import played in 71 games and started 18 times. He posted notable upticks in points (6.8), rebounds (4.6) and blocks (1.1) per game. Kleber also showed improvement in his 3-point shooting, hitting at a 35.3 percent clip from long range, which gave him the confidence to take many more attempts (3.1 per game, up from 1.8). He was reliable at the free-throw line, albeit in a limited sample, hitting 78.4 percent of his shots. After mostly playing a rotational role for much of the season, Kleber saw a spike in minutes toward the end of the year and took advantage. He recorded all five of his double-digit-rebounding games in his last 14 games of the year, posting three double-doubles in the process. That included his finest game of the season, when Kleber set a season high with 18 points and a career high with 12 rebounds Mar. 16 against Cleveland. All told, he scored in double digits 21 times.

2017

Kleber came over from the German pro league to sign with the Mavericks ahead of the 2017-18 season. The 26-year-old rookie appeared in 72 games for Dallas, making 36 starts. He averaged 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per contest. Despite averaging just 16.8 minutes per game, he scored double-digit points on 12 occasions and blocked multiple shots nine times. The 6-foot-10 stretch four shot an effective 48.9 percent from the floor, including 31.3 percent from 3-point territory. He made 9-of-10 field goals for a career-high 21 points at San Antonio on Dec. 16. Kleber stuffed the stat sheet the day after Christmas versus Toronto, picking up 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists, five blocks and two steals in a 98-93 win. That was his second five-block game within a span of three weeks, as he'd also rejected five shots Dec. 6 against Boston. Kleber posted his first NBA double-double at Philadelphia on Apr. 8, notching 11 points and 10 rebounds.

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Transaction History
  • July 13, 2017
    Signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • July 10, 2019
    Signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kleber surprisingly pushed for a sizable role in the frontcourt as a rookie. He picked up 36 starts across 72 games, though that didn't necessarily turn into standard league production for Fantasy purposes. Kleber still only averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds across 16.8 minutes. Looking forward to the 2018-19 season, Kleber could find playing time even harder to come by. The Mavericks added star center DeAndre Jordan this offseason and also bring back Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki in the frontcourt. In addition, Harris Barnes often gets run at the power forward position, so Kleber is likely only going to get spot minutes for much of the year. Go ahead and avoid Kleber for Fantasy purposes in his second season.
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Probable vs. Portland
FDallas Mavericks
Knee
August 11, 2020
Kleber (knee) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.
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Scores 18, drains four treys
FDallas Mavericks
July 26, 2020
Kleber produced 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and six rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 118-111 scrimmage loss to the Pacers.
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Productive in start
FDallas Mavericks
March 11, 2020
Kleber supplied 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist in 38 minutes Wednesday, as the Mavericks beat the Nuggets 113-97.
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Rejoins starting five
FDallas Mavericks
March 11, 2020
Kleber is starting Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Mike Peasley of the Dallas Mavericks Radio Network reports.
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Back to bench Tuesday
FDallas Mavericks
March 10, 2020
Kleber will come off the bench Tuesday at San Antonio.
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