Report: Mavericks re-signing Maxi Kleber for four years, $35 million

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Even with Dirk Nowitzki retiring, the Mavericks will still have someone from Wurzburg, Germany – Maxi Kleber.

Marc Stein of The New York Times:

It looks like the Mavericks will use the $9,605,400 Early Bird Exception on Kleber. They can continue to hold him at $1,818,486 against the cap, conduct their other business, then exceed the cap to re-sign him.

The 27-year-old Kleber is a good player who defends hard, finishes well inside and can shoot from distance. He’s ripe for a larger role at power forward and center. This contract suggests he’ll get it.