Kleber and the Mavericks agreed to terms Monday on a four-year, $35 million contract, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. A deal was expected once the Mavs made Kleber a restricted free agent, and he'll now return to Dallas on a four-year deal that includes a team option. Kleber made 71 appearances last season but he was never able to grab hold of the starting center spot. Dallas will get a healthy Kristaps Porzingis back this season, so Kleber and Dwight Powell could battle for the starting spot next to the 7-3 star.
Kleber has been extended a qualifying offer by the Mavericks, making him a restricted free agent, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Kleber's ability to play both power forward and center means he could still find solid run on the Mavericks despite the presence of Kristaps Porzingis and possibly another incoming free agents. He finished his sophomore year averaging 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 1.1 threes and 1.0 assist across 21.2 minutes.
Kleber is out for Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to left knee soreness, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Kleber will miss the Mavs' final game of the season. He'll finish the year having played at least 70 games for a second straight year, and he upped his averages nearly across the board. In 21.2 minutes, Kleber averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 1.1 threes and 1.0 assist per contest.
Kleber (knee) is expected to play Tuesday against Phoenix. Kleber was held out of Sunday's matchup due to a bruised knee, but he should be ready to roll Tuesday. He drew the start in his last game Friday against Memphis, but Dirk Nowitzki should get the nod in what figures to be his last contest in Dallas.
Kleber is out for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies due to a bruised right knee. Kleber picked up the injury during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies. While he's out, Dirk Nowitzki and Dorian Finney-Smith are candidates to see more run.
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