Maxi Kleber almost recovered from his ankle injury
Maxi Kléber may not feel 100% of his means, but he feels at “ 100% better « . The Mavs strong winger has been stuck in the infirmary since early April with a sore ankle. A few days before the start of the first round against Jazz, while the outcome concerning Luka Doncic remains uncertain, he has just resumed normal training with the team.
« It sucks being on the pitch and not being able to move the way you want “, delivers to the Dallas Morning News the interior, which dragged this injury since the beginning of March. » But we did a great job “, adds the German in reference to the medical team. The 30-year-old had already been hampered by a sore Achilles tendon during the series against the Clippers last year.
The person concerned has undoubtedly done well to treat himself because the beginnings of his health concerns this season have coincided with a statistical downturn. From 8 points and 6 rebounds on 37% shooting before the All-Star Game, he dropped to 4.5 points and just 19% from wide after the break, despite similar playing time.
Beyond his attacking game, he is still able to bring good minutes into the Texas racket, alongside Dwight Powell. To see, therefore, how far his address will follow.
» Hard to say. It’s obvious that when you have pain in your ankle, you lean a little more on the other side, which you shouldn’t do. But I should still be able to get in a few shots. I don’t want to look for excuses. I’m obviously the kind of player who, when my shot doesn’t fit, goes to the gym to shoot as much as I can. »
His presence this year will probably not be too much to fight with Rudy Gobert under the circle.