The Dallas Mavericks are working with Maxi Kleber on a three-year extension worth $33 million, according to Shams Charania. Kleber was entering a contract year, and clearly the Mavericks see him as a viable rotation player around Luka Doncic as they look to build on last year’s playoff run.
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
The stretch power forward was hot and cold during the postseason, coming off the bench largely due to his poor defensive skills. He shot 51.6% from behind the arc against the Jazz in the first round and remained hot against the Suns by knocking down 46.4% of his triples. It was the series against the Warriors where Kleber struggled, shooting just 26.3% from deep while being a -33 overall in the five-game series.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Mavericks are +900 to win the West and +2000 to win the NBA title. Kleber becoming a consistent player will go a long way towards Dallas reaching those milestones.