The Dallas Mavericks need more time to build a full lineup.
According to ESPN’s Tim McMahon, Dallas’ Maxi Cliva (forward, 208cm, 109kg) will return after the All-Star Game.
Clivar injured his right thigh during the season and was sidelined. He was injured at the end of December and was expected to miss at least six to eight weeks at the time of the injury. However, as he underwent surgery, an indefinite absence was confirmed, and his return was uncertain.
However, as it became possible to play after the All-Star Game, it is expected that it will step on the court in late February at the earliest or in March at the latest. If he returns, who can add height and outside shots, Dallas is expected to show a better performance. Even at the beginning of the season, there was a clibar that could ease the burden on Luka Doncic. Because he was able to throw outside shots freely and was able to use the court wide. 먹튀검증
A recent trade added another All-Star guard in Kyrie Irving. It would be important to keep Doncic and Irving in order, but it is expected to be a much bigger force if Clivar, who is currently injured, joins. At the same time, it is expected that the value of Cliva will be much greater than at the beginning of the season, as it can breathe in the big man camp, which has not enough available personnel, and has Irving, who can shake the opponent’s defense without difficulty.
Cliva appeared in 22 games before the injury. He recorded 6.2 points (.490 .369 .786), 3.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 25.6 minutes per game. In particular, in the 9 games immediately before the injury, he added 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 blocks for an average of 27.1 minutes, coming out of the bench and becoming a great force. As he continued his upward trend, he left behind regrets as he could not avoid injuries.
Meanwhile, he signed an extension with Dallas prior to this season. Dallas also put their trust in Cleveland. Dallas gave him a three-year, $33 million contract. The contract will take effect from the upcoming 2023-2024 season. It is a larger contract than the previous contract (4 years, $35.9 million), and this season’s salary was not guaranteed, but after guaranteeing it, a new contract extension was agreed.