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Why Maxi Kleber has been the key to the Mavericks 6-game win streak

Dallas Mavericks, Maxi Kleber
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Dallas Mavericks, Maxi Kleber
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Maxi Kleber spacing the floor is key to Dallas Mavericks offense

Luka Doncic dished out 14 dimes as the Mavs snapped the Chicago Bulls' nine-game win streak on Jan. 9. Dallas made them pay by spacing the floor and knocking down open shots. Luka was getting into the paint and finding his teammates. See Doncic kick to Kleber for a wide-open 3-pointer below.

The Mavs shooting woes to begin the season have been well documented. Head coach Jason Kidd changed their scheme and gave players more freedom to attack. It took some time for the team to figure things out, but the Mavericks are improving their spacing and creating open shots.

Kleber has made 13 of 33 3-pointers over the last five games to push his 3-point percentage to 37.4 for the season. The 6’10 big man is an important floor spacer for Dallas because he does not always freely fire. Kleber has hit 38.5 percent of his 646 3-point tries over the last three seasons combined. The Mavericks need him shooting whenever open, and it has been positive to see him attempting more than six per game over this recent stretch.

Maxi Kleber is one of the Dallas Mavericks' best 3-point shooters, but his offensive contributions are secondary to what he can do on the defensive end of the floor.

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