5 Obvious, 5 subtle moves Jason Kidd must make to turn Mavs into legit contenders

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7. Subtle: Play Maxi Kleber at power forward more

Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber's last two seasons have been riddled with injuries, including a torn hamstring and a nagging dislocated toe, but now he seems to be fully healthy and is playing big minutes for Dallas.

This season for the Mavs, Kleber is averaging 4.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from downtown. All of Kleber's stats are pretty much down from what we've seen from him in the past, but his role in Dallas remains big.

He plays 22 minutes per game and can play both power forward and center. While Jason Kidd seems to like to play small ball often with Kleber at center, it may be a good idea to play Kleber more at the four.

Power forward is Kleber's true position, and pairing him with Dereck Lively II or Daniel Gafford is a solid defensive frontcourt. While Gafford isn't as good of a defender as Kleber or Lively II in space, pairing him with Kleber will allow him to have some weak-side rim protection if he gets beat.

Dallas closed their game against the Miami Heat with Kleber at power forward, and the Mavs' struggles while playing small ball show that Kleber needs to be playing more power forward than center.