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Maxi Kleber
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 094.JPG
Kleber with Germany in 2014
No. 42 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1992-01-29) January 29, 1992 (age 27)
Würzburg, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2009–2014Würzburg
2014–2015Obradoiro
2015–2017Bayern Munich
2017–presentDallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Maximilian "Maxi" Kleber (born January 29, 1992) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he plays at the power forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Kleber played in the youth ranks of TG Veitshöchheim, SC Heuchelhof and TG Würzburg.[1] He made his debut in Germany's top-flight Basketball Bundesliga during the 2011–12 season, representing the s.Oliver Baskets, a team based in his hometown Würzburg. In his first year, he was a role player on the team with an average of 7 minutes a game. In his second season, he grew to become an important player on the team, that averaged 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.[2] In 2012, he declared for the NBA draft before removing his name from the list.[3] He became auto-eligible for the NBA draft in 2014, but was not picked by any team.[4]

In the 2014 off-season, he signed a two-year deal with Spanish club Obradoiro CAB.[5] In the 2014–15 ACB season, he was named MVP of round 25 after scoring 36 points against Fuenlabrada.[6] Kleber made 33 appearances in the league that year, averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.[7]

On July 1, 2015, Kleber returned to Germany and signed a two-year deal with Bayern Munich.[8] In 2015–16, he played 24 Bundesliga games for Bayern, including 17 starts, averaging 8.0 points and 4.9 boards per game. He appeared in 37 games (37 starts) during the 2016–17 Bundesliga season, supplying averages of 9.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

On July 13, 2017, Kleber signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[9] He made his NBA debut on October 21, 2017 against the Houston Rockets.[10]

International career[edit]

Kleber has also played games for the senior German national team. In 2014, he played for the team, during the EuroBasket qualification rounds.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Dallas 72 36 16.8 .489 .313 .746 3.3 .7 .4 .7 5.4
2018–19 Dallas 71 18 21.2 .453 .353 .784 4.6 1.0 .5 1.1 6.8
Career 143 54 18.9 .469 .338 .767 3.9 .8 .4 .9 6.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maximilian Kleber wechselt nach Spanien". mainpost.de (in German). July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Maximilian Kleber Player Profile". Basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Maurer, Matthew. "Maximilian Kleber 2012 Underclassmen". thedraftreview.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Maximilian Kleber Player Profile, Bayern Munich, News, Rumors, International Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Awards – RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Obradoiro announces Maxi Kleber". Sportando.com. July 2, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Maxi Kleber, Jugador de la Jornada 25" [Maxi Kleber, Player of the Round 25] (in Spanish). ACB.com. March 22, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "ACB.COM". acb.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bayern Munich signs Maximilian Kleber to a two-year contract". sportando.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Mavericks Sign Forward Maxi Kleber". National Basketball Association. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "James Harden leads Rockets past Mavericks, 107–91". ESPN. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.

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