3 Contracts the Dallas Mavericks must shed during the offseason

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1. Maxi Kleber

When the Dallas Mavericks extended Maxi Kleber's contract after the 2022 NBA Playoffs and before the 2022-23 season, it seemed like a move that was going to benefit the team in a massive way. He averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 43.6 percent from downtown, and was extremely productive on both ends for Dallas.

Since that extension, Kleber has not been as productive for Dallas (despite his excellent play as of late). This season for the Mavs, Kleber is averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game. His defense has finally improved since struggling at the beginning of the season, but if he doesn't keep up this level of play, he could be someone who the Mavs look to trade.

Kleber is set to make $11 million per year until the end of the 2025-26 season, and this contract could become a bad one if he can't stay healthy or isn't playing up to the level that the Mavs need him to.

All signs are pointing to Kleber being on the way to returning to the player he once was, and the trade for Daniel Gafford was huge for Dallas as it allowed Kleber to move back to power forward while also playing some center when needed.

For all the latest on Maxi Kleber and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.