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.
Kleber is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Memphis, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Kleber will join the first unit after coming off the bench in each of his team's previous six contests. He's averaging 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist over that stretch.
Kleber managed just two points to go with six rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans.
Kleber managed two blocks in Wednesday's loss but offered basically nothing else in what was a disappointing night. At the time of the DeAndre Jordan trade, both Kleber and Dwight Powell were seen as potential breakout candidates but it has been Powell that has emerged as the pickup across all formats. Kleber can provide an interesting combination of blocks and threes but has been far too inconsistent to warrant a permanent roster spot.
Kleber pitched in 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and nine rebounds across 24 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-91 win over the Warriors on Saturday.
Kleber ceded the starting power forward job to Dirk Nowitzki for the night, and both players ultimately offered strong production in the blowout win. The 27-year-old's offensive contributions see their fair share of fluctuation, but Kleber has now posted double-digit point totals in three of the past five games while hauling in no fewer than six rebounds in any contest during the entirety of that span. Despite Nowitzki's ascension to the first unit Saturday, it's likely Kleber regains his starting position against the Kings on Tuesday.
Kleber will come off the bench during Saturday's matchup against the Warriors, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Kleber started Thursday's game against the Kings, but he'll return to the bench Saturday in favor of Dirk Nowitzki. Kleber has three double-doubles across his past eight appearances.
Kleber compiled five points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 loss to the Kings.
Kleber was back in the lineup after missing just one game with a wrist injury. He played 33 minutes and did not appear hampered by the injury. He ended with just five points but was able to contribute across the board, highlighting his ability to have value even without scoring. Kleber is going to play big minutes as long as he is healthy and should be considered for streaming purposes as opposed to a regular rotational spot.
Kleber (wrist) is available for Thursday's tilt against Sacramento, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber missed Wednesday's loss to Portland due to his wrist injury and was considered probable to play Thursday. He'll figure to see his typical role off the bench against the Kings.
Kleber (wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's matchup against the Kings.
It looks like Kleber will be able to play after missing Wednesday's contest due to a sprained left wrist. Over the past five games, he's averaging 10.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks in 28.8 minutes.
Kleber (wrist) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Kings.
A sprained left wrist may keep Kleber out for a second straight contest. In his absence Wednesday, Justin Jackson played 34 minutes, posting 21 points, four rebounds and one assist.
Kleber (wrist) will not play Wednesday against the Blazers, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber sprained his left wrist earlier in the week, and while X-Rays revealed no structural damage, the big man will be held out Wednesday amid lingering soreness. Given that the Mavs are on the first night of a back-to-back, Kleber could be at risk of missing Thursday's game in Sacramento, as well.
Kleber (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Trail Blazers.
Kleber's X-rays returned negative, and there's some hope he can play as soon as Wednesday. Chances are, he'll test things out during morning shootaround to see if he can take the floor. There's no reason to rush Kleber back, however, considering the Mavs' place in the standings.
Kleber underwent x-rays on his sprained left wrist which came back negative but his availability for Wednesday's contest against the Trail Blazers is still uncertain, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber made an early exit in Monday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, recording nine points, six rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes of action. He has played a key role off the bench since the All Star Break, averaging 7.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game during the stretch. If he is ruled out, look for Dirk Nowitzki and Dorian Finney-Smith to see an uptick in minutes.
Kleber will not return to Monday's game against the Pelicans after suffering a left wrist sprain, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber suffered the injury after a dunk in the quarter. He played 24 minutes prior to suffering the injury, collecting nine points and five rebounds. He should be considered questionable for the Mavericks' next game, Wednesday at Portland, with more information on his status coming out following the conclusion of Monday's game.
Kleber totaled 18 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one block across 25 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-116 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Kleber's stellar showing off the bench helped key the Mavericks' win, and his rebounding tally was a team-high total. The 27-year-old continues to be an inconsistent contributor, even as he now has back-to-back double-doubles. Kleber had scored in single digits in four of the prior six games, so despite Saturday's surge, he can be difficult to trust on a game-to-game basis. Nevertheless, as he demonstrated against the Cavaliers, the potential for a double-double exists any time he sees at least 20 minutes.
Kleber totaled 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal over 31 minutes in the Mavericks' loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Kleber (knee) returned from a two-game absence to produce a double-double in Sunday's loss. Games like this shouldn't be expected often, as Kleber has clearly fallen behind Dwight Powell in the pecking order in Dallas' rotation.
Kleber (knee) has been cleared to play Sunday against Houston, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Kleber was listed as a game-time decision for Sunday's clash, but his knee evidently feels good enough to take the court. He shifted to a bench role in his previous four contests before the injury, so he figures to remain in that role.
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