Powell managed 8.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 79 games played with the Mavericks in 2017-18. Powell had his best NBA season in 2017-18 as his games played, point, rebound and assist totals were all career highs. The former second-round pick was also able to shoot a career best 59.3 percent from the floor although he converted a personal-low 71.9 percent from the charity stripe. Powell is signed through 2018-19 where he is set to make about $9.6 million and could continue to see similar results next season.
Powell compiled 13 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 109-97 loss to the 76ers. That makes back-to-back strong performances for Powell who had 13 and 7 in his last outing. He went through a nice stretch about 6 weeks ago but since then has seen his minutes reduced. The Mavericks are trying to get a look at what they have with basically everyone on their roster, and while they aren't resting players as much as other teams, they continue to change the minutes' distribution.
Powell tallied 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block during Dallas' 113-106 overtime loss at Detroit on Friday. Powell's eight three-point shots Friday were the most he has attempted this year although he only converted 20 percent of them. It was also the former Stanford's product best scoring output in over three weeks, as he dropped 18 points at Brooklyn back on Mar. 17. So far, Powell is averaging 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in his fourth NBA season.
Powell will be available Friday against the Pistons, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Powell was held out of Wednesday's showdown with the Magic for rest purposes, but he'll be back to availability Friday, and coach Rick Carlisle implied that Powell will likely be back in the starting five.
Powell will sit out Wednesday's game against the Magic due to left knee bursitis. With little on the line for the Mavericks at this stage in the season, Powell will be held out for precautionary purposes on the second half of the back-to-back due to the knee issue, which he has been battling for more than a week. it's expected that Powell will be good to go Friday against the Pistons, but most of the minutes at center Wednesday will likely fall to Salah Mejri (knee), Maxi Kleber and Johnathan Motley, the Mavericks are down two of their other primary options at the position in Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) and Nerlens Noel (suspension).
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