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Dwight Powell
PF/C - 6'10, 240lbs - 32 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Dallas Mavericks - Acquired via trade in December 2014
  • Birthdate: 07/20/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 45th pick, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Stanford
  • Country: Canada
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Mike George (One Legacy Sports Management)
Stats
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 45th overall by Charlotte.
12th July, 2014NBADraft rights traded by Charlotte, along with Brendan Haywood, to Cleveland in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash.
22nd August, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
25th September, 2014NBATraded by Cleveland, along with Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III, a 2016 second round pick (#58, Abdel Nader) and a 2017 second round pick (#53, Kadeem Allen) to Boston in exchange for Keith Bogans, a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed) and a protected 2017 second round pick (not conveyed).
9th November, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th November, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th November, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
17th November, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
4th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
5th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
6th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
7th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
9th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
18th December, 2014NBATraded by Boston, along with Rajon Rondo, to Dallas in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, a protected future first round pick (#16, 2016, Guerschon Yabusele) and a 2016 second round pick (#45, Demetrius Jackson).
27th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
29th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
7th March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
8th March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
11th March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
11th March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
12th March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
13th March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
14th March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
15th March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
21st March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
23rd March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
25th March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
26th March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
3rd April, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
5th April, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
8th July, 2016NBARe-signed by Dallas to a four year, $37,268,750 contract. Included player option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
2010 - 2014Stanford (NCAA)
June 2014 - July 2014Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
July 2014 - September 2014Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
September 2014 - December 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2014 - presentDallas Mavericks (NBA)
Articles about Dwight Powell

June 29, 2018

Dwight Powell
PF/C - 6’11, 240lbs - 26 years old - 4 years of experience

Even if he struggles to maintain discipline defensively, losing position at times and playing a bit softly, and even if he goes for offensive rebounds he has no real chance of getting thus leaving his team a man short on defence half the time, Dwight Powell is a pretty solid player. Better than advertised, and better even than Mavericks fans themselves credit him for being.

As a roll man, transition player and lob threat, the athletic Powell is excellent. He is everywhere, which is a virtue, and he is active and persistent in his intent to get to the rim. He has also finally started to add the floor-stretching jump shot, too; early results from the three-point line are a bit inefficient, but they are trending the right way, and the mid-range percentages are better.

A +22 net rating and 6.6 win shares are really good numbers. It is not simply the case that one can look better on a bad team, especially if said player is someone who needs the ball in space and on the move like Powell in order to do anything offensively. The reality that bizarrely some Mavericks fans do not want to accept is that, these days, Dwight Powell is pretty good.

As for the contract, remember this - Powell is being paid only a fractional amount more than the non-taxpayer MLE pays, and the non-taxpayer MLE is as-near-as-is reflective of the average player salary. Is Dwight Powell an average NBA player? No - he’s better than that. Well, then.

Player Plan: Two years and $19,890,625 remaining, the final year of which is a player option. Considering he is playing to closer value than he was before, the fact that he will probably opt out and want paying next summer, and the fact that the team is short of trade assets as it is, maybe explore the market for Powell this summer, as he may have some value. But he will also better this team if he stays.

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June 29, 2017

Dwight Powell
PF/C, 6’11, 240lbs, 25 years old, 3 years of experience

Signed to a big contract last summer in the knowledge that more development was needed, that development has been left somewhat wanting. Powell still has not added the stretch element to his game that would befit his body type - at least, he has not yet added it out to the three-point line - and occasionally looks extremely lost still. His athleticism at that size is rare, yet Powell has yet to figure out quite what to do with it. His athleticism allows him to get quite a lot done without needing too high of a skill level, and he is a worthy project, yet he still is one.

Player Plan: Three years and a shade under $29 million remaining, with a player option for 2019/20. A useful backup who still has some projectability, but given the possibility of summer 2018 cap room upon Dirk’s contract expiring, a good offer for Powell should be heard.

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