After their stunning work in the playoffs last season, fans of the Dallas Mavericks are hoping for big things from their team.
However, if that is going to happen then all of the players will need to be doing A-plus work all season long.
And injuries will need to be kept to a minimum.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 15, 2022
Now we are hearing the word of one of the best players on the team being taken out due to an injury.
According to Shams Charania, Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber will miss six-to-eight weeks due to a sprain in his right knee.
The loss of Kleber will hurt the team and it is leading fans to wonder how head coach Jason Kidd will respond.
Are some big roster changes on the horizon for the Mavericks and is that exactly what the team needs?
No More Maxi
During this season, Kleber has averaged 6.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1 assist during his 25.6 minutes on the floor.
He has appeared in all 22 games but hasn’t started in a single one which means the bench will need to step up with Kleber gone, especially to cover his 36.9% three-point percentage.
Improving the team’s bench has already been a major focus of the Mavericks lately.
That is why they signed Christian Wood, who has worked quite well for Dallas.
What will the Mavericks do now that Kleber is gone?
They will need to rely on other players a lot more, or perhaps sign someone.
Perhaps free agent DeMarcus Cousins could be called upon, or someone of his size who is currently without an NBA team.
The Mavericks are the 9th team in the West right now and they desperately do not want to sink lower in the rankings.
They now eagerly await Kleber’s return.