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Dallas Mavericks: Maxi Kleber earns two contract incentives this season

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 earns two of his contract incentives this season

The Dallas Mavericks had it all come together. Multiple players had career years as they vaulted back into the playoffs. Maxi Kleber was one of many Mavericks to produce his best numbers. Add it to the list of reasons why fans were upset when play was suspended on March 11.

The NBA is nearing its return. 22 teams will be taking part. Players have to report to their markets by June 22. They will all head to Orlando in early July. Eight seeding games per team begins on July 30. Following that comes the play-in and traditional playoffs. Fans can read why the entire plan is advantageous for the Mavericks here.

The NBA reached an agreement on contract incentives in recent days. ESPN reported that they would be prorated when necessary with March 11 being the final day of the regular season. That means the eight games in Orlando will not count. Here is how that news impacts the Mavericks.

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Dallas Mavericks center Maxi Kleber earns two contract incentives

Kleber had three bonuses on the line this season. He receives an additional $75,000 for shooting over 80 percent from the free throw line. Kleber finished at 86.3 percent. The 28-year-old also earned $100,000 for his minutes played divided by rebounds being greater than 4.0. It worked out to roughly 4.8.

Kleber did miss out on $150,000 for shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range. He hit a new career-high 37.4 percent, though.

He was the only Maverick with incentives on the line this season.

The Mavs big man had a career-year. His numbers were improving down the stretch too. Expect Maxi Kleber to be an important piece for the Mavericks in Orlando. His ability to protect the rim, defend on the perimeter, and space the floor is unique. Kleber will certainly help them in the playoffs no matter the opponent. Stay tuned for all excitement in Orlando.

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