Reports: Mavs retain Barea, Kleber, bring back Curry

NBA.com Global on Jul 02, 2019 07:16 AM
Reports: Mavs retain Barea, Kleber, bring back Curry
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NBA.com staff report

Familiarity seems to be the theme of the latest moves of the Dallas Mavericks

Per Marc Stein of The New York Times, Maxi Kleber and the Mavs have agreed on a four-year, $35 million deal. Undrafted in 2017, Kleber has shown steady development and is coming off a solid season in which he averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are also bringing back a fan favorite and solid locker room guy, agreeing to re-sign veteran point guard J.J. Barea to a veteran's minimum deal, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Barea, 35, averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 assists in just 19.8 minutes per game last season for Dallas.

In addition, Dallas is bringing a familiar face back to the fold, it seems.

Per Marc Stein of The New York Times and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Mavs have agreed to a deal with sharpshooting reserve guard Seth Curry. He played for the Mavs in 2016-17, averaging a career-best 12.8 points per game while also shooting 42.5 percent on 3-pointers.

Last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, Curry averaged 7.9 ppg and 45 percent on 3-pointers as he was one of the NBA's top reserve 3-point shooters in catch-and-shoot and pull-up situations.

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