Report: Mavs F Maxi Kleber cleared to return for Game 4

Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber has been cleared to return Tuesday for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Dallas, The Athletic reported.

Kleber has been sidelined since May 3 due to an AC joint shoulder separation.

The Mavericks hold a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Timberwolves.

Kleber was hurt early in the second quarter of the Mavericks’ 114-101 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of their first-round series. He was driving toward the hoop and landed awkwardly on his right side after being fouled by Amir Coffey.

Kleber scored four points before exiting as he managed to make one of two free throws after the injury.

In the regular season, the 32-year-old from Germany averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 43 games (seven starts).

Overall, Kleber has averages of 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 406 games (147 starts) over seven NBA seasons, all with Dallas. He has made 477 career 3-pointers while shooting 35.7 percent from long range.