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    Mavericks add another big German forward from the same hometown as Dirk Nowitzki

    Jul 14, 2017
    The 6-foot-11 Maxi Kleber averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season with Germany's FC Bayern Munich in 37 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) games. Photo from Eurohoops.net

    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have signed another big forward from Dirk Nowitzki's hometown in Germany.

    A week after Nowitzki got a new contract for his 20th season with the Mavericks, the team on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) signed Maxi Kleber, a 25-year-old from Wurzburg, Germany, who played professionally in Europe the past eight seasons.

    Kleber averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season with Germany's FC Bayern Munich in 37 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) games, and averaged 9.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 17 EuroCup games. The 6-foot-11 Kleber has played for the German national team in international competition.

    The 39-year-old Nowitzki is set to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise.

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    The 6-foot-11 Maxi Kleber averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season with Germany's FC Bayern Munich in 37 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) games. Photo from Eurohoops.net
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