Mavericks' Maxi Kleber Suffered Full Shoulder Dislocation, per Report

The Mavs' big man could miss the rest of the postseason.
May 1, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) celebrates
May 1, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) celebrates / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber suffered a full shoulder dislocation on Friday night in his team's Game 6 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

As a result of the injury, Kleber is expected to miss a significant period of time, if not the remainder of the Mavericks' postseason run.

Kleber suffered the injury on a drive to the basket in the second quarter when he was fouled by Clippers wing Amir Coffey and landed with all his weight on his shoulder.

The injury is significant to Dallas' frontcourt, and is devastating for Kleber, who was really coming into his own this postseason off the Mavericks' bench. Kleber averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game off the bench in the team's first-round series.

Kleber will certainly be missed moving forward, as the Mavericks attempt to navigate their upcoming series with Oklahoma City without one of their key frontcourt players.


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