Kleber (Achilles) will play in Game 7 against the Clippers on Sunday.
Kleber will continue to be available in this series despite lingering Achilles soreness. The 29-year-old has come off the bench in the last two games and has had a limited statistical impact.
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Sunday's Game 7 against the Clippers.
As expected, Kleber will likely still play in Game 7 despite right Achilles soreness. He's come off the bench during the past two games and has averaged just 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes.
Kleber (Achilles) has been cleared to play in Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers.
No surprise here, as Kleber was considered probable heading into the evening. He reverted to a reserve role in Game 5 in favor of Boban Marjanovic and saw his minutes dip to just 19 as a result. He will presumably see a similar workload should the Mavericks opt to stick with that lineup.
Kleber (Achilles) is listed as probable for Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers.
A sore right Achilles has bothered Kleber since the final days of the regular season, but it hasn't caused him to miss any time during Round 1. The Mavs did shift Kleber to the bench for Wednesday's Game 5, however, and he saw just 19 minutes of action after playing 36, 34, 35 and 32 minutes, respectively, through the first four games of the series. It's unclear if coach Rick Carlisle will stick with that change for Game 6, but either way Dallas will need Kleber's contributions -- particularly on the defensive end -- if it hopes to avoid a Game 7 back in Los Angeles.
Kleber (Achilles) is available for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Clippers.
The 29-year-old was considered probable for Wednesday, so it's hardly a surprise to see that he'll play through the Achilles issue. Kleber started the first four games of the series but is expected to shift to the bench in favor of Boban Marjanovic in Game 5, per Tim Cato of The Athletic.
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Clippers, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 29-year-old has been managing the Achilles issue since early May, and he's expected to continue playing through the injury Wednesday. Kleber is coming off a rough outing in Game 4, as he had zero points (0-3 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.
Kleber was held scoreless (0-3 FG, 0-3 3Pt) in Sunday's loss to Los Angeles, contributing five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.
The 29-year-old has easily his worst game of the playoffs, missing all three of his attempts from the field. Before Sunday's dud, Kleber was averaging 11.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 three-pointers on 61.1 percent field-goal shooting over his first three games in the playoffs. The fourth-year forward will hope to bounce back from the field in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Kleber (Achilles) will play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers.
Kleber has been battling a sore Achilles since the final few weeks of the regular season, but it has yet to cause him to miss any postseason time. Thus far, he's started and played at least 34 minutes in all three games against the Clippers. In Friday's Game 3, Kleber posted 14 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes.
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber has been dealing with Achilles soreness but has started each of the first three games of the series. He's averaged 11.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 35.0 minutes.
Kleber (Achilles) is available for Friday's Game 3 against the Clippers.
Kleber was questionable ahead of Friday's matchup as he continues to deal with an Achilles injury, but he'll be able to play through the issue for a third consecutive game. He averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 assists in 35.0 minutes per game across the first two contests in the series.
Kleber (Achilles) is questionable for Friday's Game 3 against the Clippers.
Kleber was able to play through his Achilles injury in the first two games of the series, but he'll land on the injury report once again. He averaged 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 35.0 minutes per game across the first two matchups of the series.
Kleber (Achilles) will play in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Clippers, Dorothy J. Gentry of The Athletic reports.
Despite right Achilles soreness, Kleber will give it a go in Game 2. He played 36 minutes in Game 1 but wasn't very active, as he took just three field goals en route to six points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Kleber (Achilles) is considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Clippers, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber played an important role -- especially on the defensive end -- in Saturday's Game 1 upset over the Clippers, but he continues to deal with discomfort in his right Achilles, which also plagued him for the final weeks of the regular season. Coach Rick Carlisle said Monday that Kleber has been "a little sore the last couple of days," and he noted that the forward was only able to participate in parts of Monday's practice. Chances are, Kleber will continue to play through the issue, but his status will be worth monitoring over the next 24 hours.
Kleber (Achilles) is available and will start in Saturday's Game 1 against the Clippers, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber missed six of Dallas' last eight games due to Achilles soreness, but head coach Rick Carlisle said that he'll play in the Mavs' first playoff game. The 28-year-old forward averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 26.8 minutes per game this season, while also shooting 41 percent from three-point range.
Kleber (Achilles) is probable for Saturday's Game 1 against the Clippers, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber missed the final two games of the regular season due to Achilles soreness, but he should be good to go for the Mavericks' first playoff game against the Clippers. In his 50 appearances this season, he averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 26.8 minutes.
Kleber (Achilles) did "well" in parts of Wednesday's contact practice, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber seems relatively close to making a return, though it's not clear whether he'll be ready for Game 1 against the Clippers on Saturday. If he's out, there should be more minutes available for Nicolo Melli.
Coach Rick Carlisle indicated Tuesday that Kleber is "making progress" and did some light shooting during Tuesday's practice, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. "The hope is that he can do a little more tomorrow. We're hopeful he's going to be okay, but it's early. Tomorrow is going to be a big day to see how he's progressed," said Carlisle.
It sounds like Wednesday will be a big day for Kleber in determining where he goes moving forward. More information on his status for Saturday's postseason opener versus the Clippers will likely surface at that point.
Kleber (Achilles) is out for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
As anticipated, Kleber will sit during the regular season finale with a right Achilles injury. Expect Nicolo Melli to step in and pick up increased minutes in his place.
Kleber (Achilles) is doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Timberwolves, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kleber will likely miss a second straight game, which also marks the Mavericks' final regular-season contest. The Mavs have avoided the play-in tournament, so the next time we could see Kleber will be the start of the playoffs next weekend.
Kleber is unavailable for Friday's game against the Raptors with right Achilles soreness, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 29-year-old played the past two games after missing four straight contests with the Achilles issue, and he'll return to the inactive list Friday. It's unclear if the injury is expected to affect Kleber's availability for the final game of the regular season Sunday or the playoffs.
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