The Mavericks on Wednesday showed their window to sign outside free agents might be closing, confirming a deal to free sign free agent Maxi Kleber.
The news followed another team announcement that unrestricted free agent Seth Curry will officially return to Dallas on a four-year, $ 32 million contract after a season with the Trail Blazers.
But Kleber's deal (four years, $ 35 million), which they agreed to July 1 but couldn't make it official until the league's moratorium ended July 6, more insight to the Mavericks' continued search for additions
NBA rules allow teams to pass the salary cap – it's $ 109.1
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Had Dallas filled the $ 30 million in salary cap for outside agents entering this offseason, Kleber's contract could have surpassed the limit.
Additional restricted free agent deals not yet made official – Kristaps Porzingis (a team-record five -year, $ 158,253 million maximum salary) or Dorian Finney-Smith (three years, $ 12 million) – should negate remaining 2019-20 cap space.
That doesn't rule out the franchise adding additional players, however.  The Mavericks' sign-and-trade Sunday for Delon Wright (three years, $ 29 million) will absorb into the $ 21.3 million trade exception created by Dallas moving Harrison Barnes last February.
The leftover balance, reportedly $ 11.8 million, can carry over into the season and
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