Dallas Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber has a motivation message for fans on this Monday. Check it out here along with more on Kleber’s season thus far.
The Dallas Mavericks rewarded Maxi Kleber with a four-year contract extension in the summer of 2019. He has improved every season since joining the Mavs. The 28-year-old has blossomed into a versatile role player.
Kleber makes his living on the defensive end of the floor. He can both protect the rim and defend on the perimeter. That is a valuable skill set for a 6’10 player capable of playing multiple positions.
Coach Rick Carlisle has shifted to playing Kleber primarily at the five after Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Kleber is hitting 37.4 percent of his 3-point attempts this season. Having a stretch five capable of switching onto guards on the perimeter has been a significant boost for the Mavericks.
His versatile play is what earned him the long-term deal. Expect Kleber to continue improving as the Mavs grow over the length of his new deal.
Kleber is also one of the most active Mavericks in the community. He often gives spends his time giving back. Kleber offered fans some motivation on March 30. Hear what he had to say here.
Everyone is facing a difficult time right now. We all have more free time and cannot go out. Please be smart, stay safe, and follow Maxi’s advice.
The NBA season remains suspended because of the novel coronavirus. It appears that it will be well into the summer if play can resume at all this season. The Smoking Cuban will offer updates as they become available, so stay tuned right here.
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