December 19, 2017, 1:12 am
Maxi Kleber continued his Highlander-esque absorption of Dirk Nowitzki‘s playing time by scoring six points with eight boards, four assists, two steals and a block on Monday against the Suns while Dirk scored five points with a steal, block and triple.
Kleber and Nowitzki are from the same small town in Germany, Kleber is listed at 6’11, Dirk at 7’0. Kleber is an old rookie at almost 26 years of age, and he’s been using that experience to deliver on a top-90 valuation over the last two weeks (30 mpg in that span) in 8-cat leagues making him the most valuable fantasy asset on the Mavs over that period. He’s done so while starting the last 16 games for the Mavs and does not look to be slowing down any time soon. If you’re in a 12-team league this guy should be rostered and he is even worth a look in 10-team leagues.