Dwight Powell
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Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell
Dwight Powell with Stanford.JPG
Powell with Stanford in 2014
No. 7 - Dallas Mavericks
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1991-07-20) July 20, 1991 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolIMG Academy
(Bradenton, Florida)
CollegeStanford (2010-2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career2014-present
Career history
2014Boston Celtics
2014->Maine Red Claws
2014-presentDallas Mavericks
2014-2015->Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dwight Harlan Powell (born July 20, 1991) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Stanford University and is a member of the Canadian national team.

High school career

Powell attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. As a senior, he averaged 23.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 blocks per game.[1]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Powell was listed as the No. 8 power forward and the No. 25 player in the nation in 2010.[2]

College career

As a freshman at Stanford in 2010-11, Powell earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors. In 31 games (26 starts), he averaged 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.[1]

As a sophomore in 2011-12, the Cardinal won the NIT championship, and Powell earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. In 35 games (11 starts), he averaged 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.[1]

As a junior in 2012-13, Powell earned second-team NABC All-District, first-team All-Pac-12, and Pac-12 All-Academic second-team honors. He was also named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year. In 34 games (all starts), he averaged 14.9 points to go with 8.4 rebounds per game.[1]

As a senior in 2013-14, Powell earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors for the second straight year and was named to the NCAA All-South Regional Team. He was also named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. In 36 games (all starts), he averaged 14.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.[1]

Professional career

Boston Celtics (2014)

On June 26, 2014, Powell was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.[3] On July 12, Powell's rights were traded, along with Brendan Haywood, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash considerations.[4] He then joined the Cavaliers for the NBA Summer League and signed with them on August 23.[5] On September 25, he was traded, along with John Lucas III, Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas and the Cavaliers' 2016 and 2017 second-round picks, to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Keith Bogans and two future second-round picks.[6] During his time with the Celtics, he was assigned multiple times to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.[7]

Dallas Mavericks (2014-present)

On December 18, 2014, Powell was traded, along with Rajon Rondo, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick.[8] On January 14, 2015, he scored a season-high 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.[9] He was assigned multiple times to the Texas Legends during his rookie season.[7]

In July 2015, Powell joined the Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On November 3, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors.[10] Four days later, he recorded a then career-high 15 points and 7 rebounds in a 107-98 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[11] He tied his career high of 15 points on January 17, 2016 in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[12] On March 28, 2016, Powell made his first NBA start and scored a career-high 16 points in a 97-88 win over the Denver Nuggets.[13]

On July 8, 2016, Powell re-signed with the Mavericks.[14] On December 3, 2016, he set a new career high with 17 points in a 107-82 win over the Chicago Bulls.[15] On April 9, 2017, he scored 21 points against the Phoenix Suns.[16]

On January 3, 2018, Powell tied his career high with 21 points in a 125-122 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[17] On February 28, 2018, he again tied his career high with 21 points in a 111-110 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[18]

On March 6, 2019, Powell set a career high with 26 points in a 132-123 loss to the Washington Wizards.[19] On April 3, 2019, he scored 25 points in a 110-108 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[20]

After exercising his option for the 2019-20 season, he signed a contract extension with the Mavericks on July 6, 2019.[21]

On December 4, 2019, Powell set a season-high 24 points while recording five rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in a 121-114 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had a perfect shooting night, going 9 of 9 from the field and 2 of 2 from the three-point line. Once the fourth quarter started, Powell experienced a left arm injury and got ruled out of the game.[22]

On January 21, 2020, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Powell suffered an Achilles tendon injury while attempting to drive to the basket.[23][24]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014-15 Boston 5 0 1.8 .800 .000 .500 .2 .0 .4 .0 1.8
2014-15 Dallas 24 0 9.5 .435 .273 .774 2.0 .4 .3 .3 3.4
2015-16 Dallas 69 2 14.4 .493 .125 .739 4.0 .6 .5 .3 5.8
2016-17 Dallas 77 3 17.3 .515 .284 .759 4.0 .6 .8 .5 6.7
2017-18 Dallas 79 25 21.2 .593 .333 .719 5.6 1.2 .8 .4 8.5
2018-19 Dallas 77 22 21.6 .597 .307 .770 5.3 1.5 .6 .6 10.6
2019-20 Dallas 40 37 26.5 .638 .256 .667 5.7 1.5 .9 .6 9.4
Career 371 89 18.7 .563 .293 .739 4.6 1.0 .7 .5 7.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Dallas 2 0 1.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .5 .0 .0 .0
2016 Dallas 4 0 16.0 .474 .000 .545 4.3 1.0 .3 .0 6.0
Career 6 0 11.2 .450 .000 .545 3.0 .8 .2 .0 4.0

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "#33 Dwight Powell". GoStanford.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Dwight Powell". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Steinberg, Russell (June 26, 2014). "2014 NBA Draft Results: Charlotte Hornets select Dwight Powell with 45th pick". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Hopson Acquired from Cavs". National Basketball Association. July 12, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Cavs Sign Dwight Powell". National Basketball Association. August 23, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Boston Celtics Announce Roster Moves". National Basketball Association. September 25, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ a b "All-Time NBA Assignments". National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Mavs acquire four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo". Mavs.com. December 18, 2014. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Lawson, Faried lead Nuggets past Mavericks, 114-107". National Basketball Association. January 14, 2015. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Lowry, Raptors start 4-0 for 1st time, beating Mavs 102-91". National Basketball Association. November 3, 2015. Archived from the original on November 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Mavericks keep Pelicans winless with 107-98 win". National Basketball Association. November 7, 2015. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Game 42: Mavs at Spurs". Mavs.com. January 17, 2016. Archived from the original on February 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ Karalla, Bobby (March 28, 2016). "The Fast Break: Mavs at Nuggets". Mavs.com. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Mavericks sign forward-center Dwight Powell". Mavs.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Barnes, Matthews power Mavericks past Bulls 107-82". ESPN. December 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Dwight Powell 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Curry's 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125-122". ESPN. January 3, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Westbrook scores 30, Thunder beat Mavericks 111-110 in OT". ESPN. February 28, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Beal's poster dunk, 30 points lead Wizards past Mavs 132-123". ESPN. March 6, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Towns, Wiggins help T-wolves turn away Mavs rally, 110-108". ESPN. April 3, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Mavericks sign Dwight Powell to contract extension". mavs.com. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Mavs news: Dwight Powell ends perfect shooting night with left arm injury vs. Timberwolves, X-rays negative". ClutchPoints.com. December 4, 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ Wright, Michael C. (January 21, 2020) "Dwight Powell suffers right Achilles injury against Clippers", National Basketball Association. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  24. ^ "The Dallas Mavericks announced today that center Dwight Powell suffered a rupture of his right Achilles tendon. Powell is currently weighing his surgical options and updates will be provided as appropriate". Mavs PR on Twitter.com. January 23, 2020. Retrieved 2020.[non-primary source needed]

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