Curry to join Kleber in re-signing with Mavericks

 

After battling it out with his brother at Oracle in the Play-offs, Seth Curry almost clenched a ring for himself when he teamed up with Damian Lillard and the Blazers in Portland but it seems Ripp City didn’t quite satisfy Curry as he now heads back to his previous home, the Dallas Mavericks.

Curry joins forward Maxi Kleber in re-signing with the Mavericks.

Curry signed a $32 million, four-year contract after spending one season with Portland. Kleber is returning on a $35 million, four-year deal.

Stephen Curry’s younger brother had the best year of his career with the Mavericks in 2016-17, averaging 12.8 points, 2.7 assists and 29 minutes per game. The 28-year-old Curry missed all of 2017-18 with a stress reaction in his lower left leg before averaging 7.9 points with the Trail Blazers last season.

Kleber’s return means Dallas will have a German on its roster for a 22nd consecutive season. Dirk Nowitzki retired in April after setting an NBA record by playing 21 seasons with the same franchise. Both were born in Wurzburg, German.

The 27-year-old Kleber spent his first two NBA seasons with the Mavericks, averaging 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Seth first started his NBA run in the D-league. The younger brother starring for the Santa Cruz Warriors just 70 miles north of where his superstar sibling was leading the parent club.

Klay Thompson’s older brother Mychel even joined him to form a minor-league version of the Splash Brothers. Then he scored 44 points in his first playoff game and led the “Sea Dubs” to the Finals.

Curry’s second season has been a 100 mph push toward the next level from the first whistle. With the Erie BayHawks after an offseason trade, he elevated his game to a new level – essentially turning into the NBA D-League’s equivalent of Steph – to the point where it simply became time for him to graduate to the big league.

He heads to Phoenix on his third career GATORADE Call-Up as the NBA D-League’s second-leading scorer and leader in three-pointers made, three-point percentage and free throw percentage, with a Korver-like shooting line, between 48/48/92%.

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