Powell (Achilles) recently progressed to jogging and on-court shooting, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.
Powell underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon in late January, so it's encouraging he's starting to make some tangible basketball-related progress just over five months later. Prior to getting hurt, Powell was enjoying a strong season for the Mavericks, averaging 9.4 points (63.8 percent from the field), 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 26.5 minutes per game. A start date for the 2020-21 NBA season has yet to be firmly set, but if the upcoming campaign doesn't begin until at least mid-to-late December, Powell should have a decent shot at being cleared for the opener.
Powell underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair his ruptured right Achilles' tendon.
The Mavericks have provided no timeline for Powell's return to the court, but given the debilitating nature of Achilles' injuries -- particularly for big men -- the 28-year-old is far from a lock to be fully cleared once training camp opens in late September. Since Powell went down with the injury, Kristaps Porzingis has been featured at center more regularly, while Seth Curry, Delon Wright and Justin Jackson have benefited from slight bumps in playing time. Dallas also swung a deal over the weekend to acquire Willie Cauley-Stein from the Warriors, and though he didn't play in Monday's win over the Thunder, he could eventually be tasked with filling some of the minutes at center.
The Mavericks announced Wednesday that Powell suffered a rupture of his right Achilles' tendon during Tuesday's 110-107 loss to the Clippers.
Powell sustained the non-contact injury in the first quarter of Tuesday's game, and a subsequent MRI confirmed the Mavericks' fears. The big man is still weighing his surgical options, though the expectation is that he'll miss the remainder of the season. In his absence, Maxi Kleber is a candidate to benefit from increased run, while Boban Marjanovic could also see a slight uptick in playing time.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Powell is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday after he suffered what the Mavericks fear is a torn right Achilles' tendon in Tuesday's 110-107 loss to the Clippers, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports.
Powell sustained the non-contact injury with three minutes remaining in the first quarter, when his right leg gave out as he attempted to push off of it. He appeared to be in significant pain and required assistance off the court, so the Mavericks are likely bracing for the worst news as he undergoes further examination Wednesday. The Mavericks shifted Kristaps Porzingis to center and added J.J. Barea to the top unit coming out of halftime, but regardless of how Dallas configures its starting five sans Powell, Maxi Kleber -- who played 32 minutes Tuesday and finished with eight points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist -- is expected to get the biggest boost in fantasy value. Boban Marjanovic (12 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 16 minutes) may also become more of a fixture in the rotation, though his defensive shortcomings and stamina issues may make it difficult for him to push for more than 20 minutes in any given game.
Powell is expected to have suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
While this isn't an official diagnosis, it would be surprising if a report emerged saying something different. Assuming the Achilles is torn, Powell will miss the remainder of the season, and it's possible he'll miss the early part of the 2020-21 campaign. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic could see extra minutes as a result.
Powell suffered an Achilles injury during Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
An official diagnosis has yet to be given, but the obvious fear is that Powell will miss the remainder of the season if the Achilles is torn. More information should emerge in the coming days.
Powell suffered a non-contact lower right leg injury during Tuesday's game against the Clippers and was "in agony" before being helped to the locker room, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Given Powell's reaction and it being necessary to help him off the court, it would be very surprising if he managed to return to Tuesday's game. It's possible he'll be out an extended period, but we may not learn the full extent of his injury until after the game or possibly several days.
Powell scored 17 points (8-10 FG, 0-0 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added nine rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 127-123 victory over the Kings.
Powell has been on a scoring tear of late, accounting for at least 16 points in five of his last six games. In that span, he is averaging 16 points per game to go with 7.7 rebounds. Both numbers are well about his seasonal averages of 9.7 and 5.7, respectively. The 28-year-old will try to keep up the momentum at home against Portland on Friday.
Powell ended with 21 points (9-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 124-99 victory over the Warriors.
Powell was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field Tuesday, continuing his recent strong production. The extended absence of Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has certainly been a blessing for Powell who has turned things around after a slow start to the season. Powell is not going to shoot this well on most nights but if you need an efficient big-man who can contribute on both ends of the floor, he is well worth a look.
Powell posted 19 points (8-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes during Saturday's 109-91 win over the 76ers.
Powell logged his first double-double of the season and finished with a season high in rebounding. He has been earning more minutes than usual lately since Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has been sidelined, and Powell will look to build on this effort heading into Tuesday's tilt against the Warriors.
Powell supplied 16 points (6-6 FG, 4-4 FT) seven rebounds and an assist in 30 minutes Monday night during the Mavericks' 118-110 win versus the Bulls.
Powell had some acrobatic finishes and strived running the floor versus Chicago's big men. He hasn't stepped up significantly in the absence of Kristaps Porzingis (knee), but is a consistent source of rebounds and points.
Powell posted four points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two blocks, one steal, one rebound and one assist across 23 minutes during Thursday's 123-111 victory over the Nets.
While Powell's three-point shot remains a work in progress, hitting just 20.8 percent of his 1.5 attempts per game since the start of December, he's been putting in work defensively. He's recorded at least one block and one steal across each of the past six games, helping to boost what otherwise be some lackluster performances across the past three outings especially. Since the 2017-18 season, Powell has 45 such games across 187 appearances.
Powell amassed 17 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during Sunday's 110-107 loss to the Raptors.
Powell had a strong performance Sunday, falling just one rebound short of a double-double. His production has been wildly inconsistent this season despite being the starting center. This was one of his better efforts and the first time he has scored in double-digits since early December. He is just the 178th ranked player thus far and so we would need to see far more consistency before adding him in 12-team leagues.
Powell had eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 122-118 overtime loss against the Heat.
Powell was dealing with a minor arm injury prior to the game and while he was good to go as a starter, his impact was severely limited. He has scored 10 or more points just thrice over his last 14 games and ultimately, he doesn't do enough across the board to justify a roster spot outside of deeper formats.
Powell (arm) will play in Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Powell indicated Friday that he expected to play in Saturday's game, so there is not much surprise here. Look for him to take on his usual role at center assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Powell (arm) said he'll be ready to play Saturday against the Pelicans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Powell sustained the left arm bruise during Wednesday's win over Minnesota, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be forced to miss a game. The 28-year-old played exceptionally well prior to the injury with 24 points (9-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 25 minutes, and he'll look to put in another quality performance Saturday.
Powell was diagnosed with a left arm contusion after X-rays came back negative Wednesday.
Powell was deemed questionable to return after suffering the injury late in the fourth quarter, though he didn't return given the timing of the injury. The 28-year-old put together a fantastic performance with 24 points (9-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 25 minutes. Powell is considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's game against the Pelicans.
Powell is questionable to return after suffering a left arm injury late in the fourth quarter Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Powell, who had scored 24 points (9-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), and provided five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in 25 minutes prior to the injury, appeared to be in excruciating pain after colliding with Andrew Wiggins towards the end of Wednesday's game. Although the specifics of the injury remain unclear, the team should provide some more explicit details about Powell's timeline for return over the next several days. He can be considered questionable for Saturday's game against New Orleans pending an official update.
Powell had 15 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes during Sunday's 114-100 win at the Lakers.
Powell has been quite poor in recent games, but this 15-point effort represented his highest-scoring mark of the current season. The big man has scored in double digits just twice over Dallas' eight games and that lack of production should conspire against his upside going forward.
Powell tallied two points, five rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 137-123 victory over Houston.
Powell continues to start for the Mavericks but has fallen off the standard league radar. He did manage a pair of blocked shots in the victory, but across the board his production has been anything but flattering. He could very well move back into consideration at some point during the season but for now, he can be dropped in all 12-team leagues.
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