Powell tallied 18 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 114-109 loss to Sacramento. Powell shifted back to the bench with Dirk Nowitzki returning from a one-game absence, continuing his recent strong play. He continues to press his claims as standard league relevant, scoring and rebounding at a high rate. The minutes appear as though they are going to be there moving forward, and he has a chance to carve out a nice role for himself on the rebuilding Mavericks roster. Give him a look if you have someone to drop.
Powell will head back to a bench role for Tuesday's matchup with the Kings, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports. Powell picked up the start in Sunday's loss to the Rockets due to an absence from Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), posting an impressive 18-point, 12-rebound double-double across 29 minutes. However, Nowitzki has since returned and the Mavericks are opting to go with their smaller lineup, so Powell will be stuck in a bench role. That said, Powell's minutes may only take a minor hit considering how well he's played of late. Over his last five games, Powell is averaging 16.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steal across 28.6 minutes.
Powell finished with 18 points (6-12 FG, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds and one block in 28 minutes during Sunday's 104-97 loss to the Rockets. Powell started at center and played well yet again. He has now scored in double-figures in four of his last five games while averaging 8.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals. The Mavericks were undermanned in this one and so it is hard to read too much into this performance. However, given his form over the last week, he is worth taking a flier on in most league formats to see how the rotations play out.
Powell will start at center in Sunday's game against the Rockets, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports. Powell is coming off a great performance Saturday against the Lakers, scoring 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench. Now, with Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) being held out of Sunday's game, Powell will get the start at center and look to carry the momentum from Saturday's performance into Houston.
Powell recorded 19 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 23 minutes during Saturday's 130-123 victory over the Lakers. Powell moved to the bench with the return of Harrison Barnes, finishing with 19 points on just 12 field-goal attempts. That's four strong outings in a row for Powell, who continues to show the coaching staff what he is capable of when given the minutes. The team is playing for nothing and has a tonne of incentive to see what Powell can deliver, making him worthy of an add in standard leagues.
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