8 Dallas Mavericks that fans were wrong about this season

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2. Maxi Kleber

After struggling at the end of last season, some fans thought that Maxi Kleber would have a massive bounce-back season.

When creating mock trades, it seemed that everyone wanted to avoid trading Kleber as he provided Dallas with reliable 3-point shooting, all-around defense, and rim protection.

10 games into the season, it seems like Kleber may never play at the level he did during his prime again. Although Kleber has been battling a toe injury, he has not looked like he used to and is struggling at everything that he used to excel at.

Kleber is averaging 3.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 33.3 percent from downtown. He is also averaging just 0.2 blocks per game, a career low by 0.5 blocks per game.

These numbers are not the best compared to what we're used to seeing from Kleber, and he isn't passing the eye test either. He looks slower, unconfident, and doesn't make the same timely rotations to be a help-side rim protector as he used to.

Now that Kleber is out multiple weeks, it's hard to say if he'll get going or not, but everything we've seen so far from Kleber has been a major disappointment. If Olivier-Maxence Prosper can excel in his minutes while Kleber is out, we could see him fall out of the rotation.