The 4 most overpaid Dallas Mavericks for next season

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2. Maxi Kleber

Pictured above is one of the best plays of the Mavericks' season last year.

Kyrie Irving was double-teamed, he swung the ball to Maxi Kleber, and he drilled the left-wing three over Anthony Davis to beat the buzzer and win the game for the Mavs.

Kleber is one of the top defenders on the Mavericks and has a great story from going undrafted to being a vital piece for the Mavs in the 2022 Playoffs, but it's time to talk about him being overpaid.

Kleber signed a three-year, $33 million extension after the 2022 Playoffs, and at that time, it seemed like good value. He had a great playoff run and was playing 25.4 minutes per game in those playoffs while shooting 43.6 percent from downtown.

Those are great numbers, and his ability to stretch the floor, play good defense on the perimeter, and protect the rim were showcased throughout those playoffs.

But the following season, Kleber struggled. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Both of those stats would have been career lows if not for his rookie year, and he is already 31 with three years remaining on his contract.

Along with Kleber's regression comes his hamstring injury. He only played in 37 games last season because of it but never seemed to return to his old form once he returned.

A full summer of recovery should help Kleber improve, and he may not be "overpaid" just yet, but he is on the brink of being in that category if he struggles again next season.