Maxi Kleber

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  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maximilian Kleber hit two threes and blocked two shots to go with his 14 points (5-for-9 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) in 15 minutes on Tuesday against the Thunder.

    Kleber often does a good Brook Lopez impression as he added just one rebound and a steal tonight. Like the rest of tonight's starters, Kleber only played in the first half, thus the low minutes. It's worth paying attention to his role early in the season to see if he can be more of a Lopez-lite this year. Just keep in mind that Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell sat this one out.

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber scored 20 points (7-of-10 shooting) with four rebounds, two threes, a block and two steals in Monday's victory over Team Canada.

    Aside from the scoring, this is the sort of work that fantasy players can expect from Kleber. He probably won't get 29 minutes a night from the Mavs but his stat set is rock solid and he makes for an excellent selection in the last couple rounds of standard-league drafts. Dennis Schroder is also a nice late-round choice and put up 21 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer as his nice tournament carries on.

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder put up 10 points, 11 assists, two treys and a steal in a blowout win against Jordan on Thursday.

    Germany and Schroder had their way against Jordan on Thursday winning by 34 points. Maxi Kleber chipped in with 18 points, three rebounds and a steal and block while Daniel Theis had seven points and four rebounds.

    Source: FIBA

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber delivered six points, two rebounds, a steal and four blocks against France on Sunday.

    Kleber did a little bit of everything over 25 minutes. Kleber is intriguing for his ability to put up blocks and three-pointers, he missed all four of his three-point attempts for Germany in this one. If his minutes increased from the 21.2 he averaged with the Mavs last year he would be a lot more interesting.

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have officially re-signed Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith.

    The Mavs continue to chip away at a strong offseason, locking in productive players at very reasonable rates. Kleber is signing a four-year, $35 million deal and will be an important part of the Dallas frontcourt. Last season he averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 1.1. blocks and 1.1 threes in 21.2 mpg, though he also had 21 games of double-digit scoring. That was good for borderline 12-team value, and Kleber did have stretches of top-100 output throughout the season. He's a fine late-round target because of his stat set and hopefully-increasing role. Finney-Smith, coming back on a three-year, $12 million pact, is a favorite of Rick Carlisle and is often tasked with defending the opponent's top player. He should be good for his usual low-twenties playing time, though his modest usage means he's not much of a fantasy contributor.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber and the Mavs have agreed to a four-year, $35 million deal according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    The Mavs were hoping to reach a long-term deal with Kleber, and this certainly fits the bill. He'll be a key part of Dallas' frontcourt and is the closest thing they have to a stretch four. Fantasy owners should remember Kleber, as he was able to finish around the standard-league fringes in just 21.2 mpg. Kleber can provide rebounds, blocks and threes on solid percentages and this has the looks of a shrewd signing for Dallas. The final year will be a team option.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim MacMahon is reporting that the Mavs have had productive discussions with Maxi Kleber and hope to reach a long-term deal with the restricted free agent.

    Kleber was a deep-league blocks specialist in fantasy last season, but with a healthy Kristaps Porzingis locked and loaded and signed, we could see a drop in Maxi's value.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have given Maxi Kleber a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.

    Kleber is a fun guy for fantasy purposes, as he's capable of providing efficient scoring with solid rebounds, defensive numbers and the occasional 3-pointer. Last season put him on the cusp of late-round value and fantasy players are hoping that the Mavs don't add to the frontcourt in free agency (or for Kleber to head somewhere with more playing time). If he ends up with over 25 minutes a night, Kleber will make for a fine target in most drafts.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Speaking on the Mavs' offseason plans, Mark Cuban said that the team would "probably" bring back Maxi Kleber.

    Fantasy owners are hoping they do as well, as Kleber has been able to return standard-league value even in a sixth man role for the Mavs. With Dirk Nowitzki gone and Harrison Barnes off the roster, there's a possibility that Kleber slots into a completely vacant power forward spot depending on how Dallas fills out the roster this offseason. If the Mavs spend elsewhere, Kleber has the looks of a player that can really sneak up on the casual fantasy crowd.

    Source: Dallas News

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber played in 71 games and averaged 21.1 mpg, 6.8 points, 1.1 threes, 4.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in the 2018-19 season.

    Kleber's athleticism and efficiency sometimes took a backseat to Dwight Powell's similarly situated fantasy game, but it was a great year for both of them. Kleber knocked on the door of the top-150 and with more minutes and general improvement, he could easily be a solid late-round pick next year if he can keep a path to minutes.

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber (right knee contusion) will miss Wednesday's regular-season finale.

    Kleber's absence will open up more minutes for Dwight Powell, Dirk Nowitzki and Justin Jackson.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber (right knee contusion) is probable to play in Tuesday's tilt with the Suns.

    Kleber sat out on Sunday and had a disappointing showing on Friday, though he's been good enough in the second half of the year to warrant a spot in your lineups tomorrow despite the late dip.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber (right knee contusion) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Kleber put up a dud in a good spot on Friday and the knee injury may explain that performance. Dwight Powell rested on Friday, but should be in for a big workload against Memphis.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Maxi Kleber
    F, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber finished Friday's loss with six points, five rebounds, a 3-pointer and a 2-of-9 shooting line in 21 minutes of action.

    No Dwight Powell (rest) was supposed to mean big things for Kleber, who was already producing middle-round numbers down the stretch, but it wasn't in the cards tonight. You should stick with him going forward but this line probably killed a bunch of lineups out there tonight.