1. Maxi Kleber
Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber's performance this season has been down, and the three-year contract extension that he signed after the 2022 NBA Playoffs is looking like a massive overpay.
This season for Dallas, Kleber is averaging 5.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from downtown. He does not have the same ability as a rim protector that he once had, and his hamstring injury and toe injury have caught up to him.
Although he is playing better as of late, Kleber could still be someone who is moved at the deadline. His contract is moveable, and it could be used in a trade to help the money match up. Kleber can still be a solid contributor for Dallas, but his past few games must be taken with a grain of salt.
He has looked better defensively and his jumper is falling at a decently high rate, but this may not be sustainable. If he can't protect the rim like he has in the past, the Mavs may need to move on.
There haven't been any reported suitors for Kleber across the league, but I don't think it would shock people if he is playing elsewhere soon. Kleber has built his career from the ground up in Dallas, so losing him would be tough for some fans.
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