Dallas Mavericks: Maxi Kleber starts two as Germany wins three

Dallas Mavericks Maxi Kleber (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Maxi Kleber (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber started two of three games for the German National Team this weekend. Read the latest here.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Maxi Kleber to a four-year contract extension this summer. The deal is worth $25 million in guaranteed money but could reach $35.9 million according to Spotrac. Kleber proved last season that he is a capable rim protector and 3-point shooter. Mavs fans are excited about the big man.

Kleber is currently playing for his native Germany as they prepare for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Here is the latest.

VTG Supercup

Germany hosted Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland for the VTG Supercup over the weekend. It was a round-robin tournament with each team playing three games from Friday to Sunday.

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Germany vs. Hungary

On Aug. 16, Germany defeated Hungary 83-62. They jumped out to a massive lead early by winning the first quarter 23-4. Kleber did not play on Friday.

Germany vs. Czech Republic

Maxi Kleber drew a start on Saturday. Germany handled the Czech Republic 87-68 in front of 3,400 fans. Kleber played 20.1 minutes. He finished with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one 3-pointer made, and one block.

Germany vs. Poland

Germany completed the weekend sweep with a 92-84 win over Poland. Kleber drew his second start. He had nine points, six rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 22.5 minutes.

The Germans are led by their captain Dennis Schroder. He netted 33 points against Poland. Schroder figures to make a significant impact at the World Cup in China.

What to expect

Dallas Mavericks supporters should expect Maxi Kleber to be a starter for the German National Team at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. They have Daniel Theis and Paul Zipser competing for playing time in the frontcourt. Kleber should see 20-25 minutes per game in China.

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