6 Dallas Mavericks players who are eligible to be traded, 6 who aren't

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8. Eligible to be traded: Maxi Kleber

One of the biggest shocks to start the season was when the Dallas Mavericks started Maxi Kleber at center in the first game of the year against Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs. Seemingly everyone thought the starting center would be Dereck Lively II or Dwight Powell, but Kleber has lost his starting spot since.

In five games this season, Kleber is averaging 3.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.2 blocks per game while shooting 25 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three. Kleber has missed the last few weeks with a toe injury, and I don't think it would be a shocker if he was moved this season.

Kleber's biggest problems this season have been his shooting, confidence, ability to protect the rim, and of course, his health. He used to be one of the Mavericks' best rim protectors, and now he doesn't seem like he wants to contest shots at the rim.

He also seems afraid to let it fly from downtown sometimes, despite that being one of his strengths over the last few years. Kleber must regain the confidence to shoot open shots, and if he doesn't, his game could continue to decline.

Kleber was recently listed as a "top NBA trade candidate,", and I don't think he is a key member of Dallas' core as he once was.