Maxi Kleber
Maxi Kleber
29-Year-Old ForwardF
Dallas Mavericks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kleber continued to occupy a sixth-man role in the frontcourt for the Mavericks last season. He's also been a great insurance policy for when Kristaps Porzingis suffers an injury. He saw 26.8 minutes per game last season and averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 combined steals-plus-blocks. That led to him ranking 194th in per-game fantasy production. Kleber's role shouldn't change dramatically heading into 2021-22. However, there's a chance for a slight decrease, as the Mavericks added Moses Brown and Reggie Bullock during the offseason, who could potentially steal a few minutes from Kleber. Ultimately, Kleber is a low-usage offensive option who gets a bump when players ahead of him are injured, so he doesn't serve much of a use in anything but deep fantasy formats. In a best ball format, it could make sense to draft Kleber if you also drafted Porzingis earlier. 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.

Will play in Game 7
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June 6, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) will play in Game 7 against the Clippers on Sunday.
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Kleber will continue to be available in this series despite lingering Achilles soreness. The 29-year-old has come off the bench in the last two games and has had a limited statistical impact.
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2020

Kleber played in 50 games, registering 40 starts, in his fourth season in the NBA. The 29-year-old averaged a career-high 26.8 minutes per game, playing 30-plus minutes in 22 contests. The six-foot-ten forward made 91.9 percent of his free-throw attempts and 41.0 percent of his three-point attempts -- both career-highs. The German big man scored double-digit points in 15 games, including a season-high 17 during a 125-124 win over the Wizards on May 1. During the performance, he went 5-for-9 from downtown and connected on both of his free throws. Kleber averaged 5.2 rebounds on the season and secured five-plus boards 35 times, including a season-high 10 during a 108-93 win over the Lakers on April 24. During the contest, he added nine points, five assists and one steal to go along with the season-high 10 boards. Defensively, Kleber registered multiple steals in five games and multiple blocks in nine games. In his best overall effort of the season, he recorded 13 points, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist in 28 minutes during a 130-124 win over the Magic on March 1. Per 36 minutes, the fourth-year wing averaged 9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals.

2019

The 2019-20 season marked Kleber's third season in the NBA and his third with the Mavericks. He appeared in a league-high 74 games, averaging career highs in points (9.1), rebounds (5.2), threes (1.6) and assists (1.2) per game. Kleber also drew 21 starts. The 6-foot-10 big man set career marks in three-point percentage (37.3) and free-throw percentage (84.9). On Dec. 31 against the Thunder, Kleber grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and added 14 points and two assists. Shortly after, on Jan. 4 against the Hornets, Kleber hit a career-high six three pointers en route to 24 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block. In a win against the Magic on Feb. 21, Kleber scored a career-high 26 points and added three rebounds, one assist and one block. Kleber swatted a season-high five blocks on two separate occasions -- first at Atlanta on Feb. 22 and second against the Pelicans on Mar. 4. During that Mar. 4 victory, Kleber also provided a season-high four assists. On Mar. 2, Kleber registered his second and last double-double of the season with 13 points, 10 boards and two blocks during a close loss at Chicago. During the NBA bubble in Orlando on Aug. 11 against the Trail Blazers, Kleber secured a season-high two steals in addition to 12 points, four rebounds and one block. Kleber started all of Dallas' six playoff games against the Clippers. During the post-season, Kleber averaged 6.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 blocks in 33.9 minutes per contest.

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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The German big man continued to improve in his third career NBA season, posting career highs across the board. While he started in just 21 of his 74 games, he played 25.5 minutes per game, up significantly from his 21.2 minutes the previous season. His points per game jumped from 6.8 to 9.1, corresponding to a jump from 11.6 to 12.8 on a per-36-minute basis. Kleber's usage rate remained quite low at 13.9 percent, but his shot breakdown and effectiveness changed. He shot 4.3 three-pointers per game, up from 3.1 in 2018-19, and increased his percentage from beyond the arc from 35.3 percent to 37.3 percent. That doesn't appear to be a fluke but rather a reflection of an overall improvement in his shooting stroke, as his effectiveness at the free-throw line jumped significantly for the second straight season, coming in at 84.9 percent. His non-scoring contributions were modest, as his 5.2 rebounds per game ranked just fifth on the team, but a 6-foot-10 big man with his ability to knock down threes at a high clip should remain a useful rotation player going forward.
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.
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 for Game 7
FDallas Mavericks
Achilles
June 5, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Sunday's Game 7 against the Clippers.
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Good to go
FDallas Mavericks
June 4, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) has been cleared to play in Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers.
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Expected to play Game 6
FDallas Mavericks
Achilles
June 3, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) is listed as probable for Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers.
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Available for Game 5
FDallas Mavericks
June 2, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) is available for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Clippers.
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Probable for Wednesday
FDallas Mavericks
Achilles
June 1, 2021
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Clippers, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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