Powell is expected to agree to a three-year, $33 million contract extension with Dallas on Sunday, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
Powell has already opted into his contract for the upcoming season. The reported extension would sign him through the 2022-2023 season without impacting the teams free agent budget this offseason. Powell played in 77 games for Dallas this past year, averaging 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 21.6 minutes per game. He'll figure to be the team's starting center once again next season.
Despite earlier reports by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports that Powell will decline his player option, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports that Powell will opt into the $10.2 million and sign an extension after July 5.
Powell has until June 29 to make his decision official, so things could change before then. Still, it seems now that Powell plans to remain with the Mavs for the near future after having the most productive season of his career. Last year, he started his final 22 appearances with Dallas, averaging 14.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 64.6 percent shooting during that stretch. Assuming he stays a Maverick, it's not clear if Powell will have a starting frontcourt job next to Kristaps Porzingis or if he'll come off the bench.
Powell will decline his $10.2 million player option with the Mavericks to become an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Powell is leaving a decent amount of money on the table, but the 27-year-old is expected to draw plenty of interest on the open market, and he's likely angling to secure a longer-term contract. The Stanford product has appeared in at least 77 games for the Mavs in each of the last three seasons, and he made 22 starts while averaging 21.6 minutes per game during the 2018-19 campaign. Powell posted a career-best 10.6 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 combined steals/blocks.
Powell accumulated 11 points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 120-109 win over the Suns.
Powell amassed his career-high sixth double-double through 76 appearances this season, this after logging five in 2017-18. The 27-year-old big man is contributing career-high averages in points, assists, blocks, made threes, and minutes per game while maintaining solid shooting percentages from the field and the charity stripe, and he'll look to finish 2018-19 with another quality effort during Wednesday's season finale versus the Spurs.
Powell pitched in 15 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime win against the Grizzlies.
Powell rejoined the rotation following a one-game absence for rest and provided an efficient offensive performance. With that being said, five of the six reserves who saw the floor for the Mavericks earned more minutes than Powell. After averaging 14.3 points (60.3 FG, 42.9 3Pt, 80.0 FT), 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 31.5 minutes per game across 15 matchups during March, Powell will look to finish the season on a high note, and he has now reached double figures in scoring in six straight contests (dating back to March 26). Moreover, Tuesday's tilt versus an awful Suns defense represents another chance for Powell to fill up the stat sheet assuming he earns a solid share of playing time.
Powell (rest) is off the injury report for Sunday's matchup against the Grizzlies.
Powell will presumably return to the starting five Sunday after getting Friday's loss to the Grizzlies off for rest. He's scored in double-figures across each of his past five appearances.
Powell (rest) is out Friday against the Grizzlies.
After posting double-digit points in five straight games, Powell will be given the night off for rest. In his stead, Salah Mejri, Maxi Kleber and Dirk Nowitzki are all candidates to see extra run.
Powell may be held out for loan management purposes Friday against the Grizzlies.
The Mavs appear to be leaning toward resting a few regulars, while Luka Doncic's status is also in jeopardy. Look for a more definitive update from coach Rick Carlisle at shootaround in the morning, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Powell is held out Friday.
Powell amassed 25 points (8-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-10 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 110-108 loss to Minnesota.
Powell was magnificent for the Mavericks on Wednesday, ending the game with production across the board. That makes two strong performances for Powell after a lackluster showing Sunday, an effort that likely impacted a number of fantasy leagues. Powell has flashed his upside over the past month and while this season is surely going to put him on the radar in next season's drafts, his exact role moving forward is far from clear.
Powell had 21 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 13 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 125-121 loss to Sacramento.
Powell had his first double-double in almost two weeks, ending Tuesday's loss with 21 points and 13 rebounds. He added four blocked shots and went an impressive 9-of-11 from the line in what was a nice all-around performance. He has been a solid standard league play since the All-Star break but had been a little inconsistent over the past week. He is still a serviceable option in all 12-team formats if you need points and rebounds with a smattering of blocks.
Powell put up 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist in 35 minutes Monday in the Mavericks' 129-125 overtime loss to the Pelicans.
Powell has scored exactly 16 points in three straight games and has been a major boon in the field-goal percentage category for fantasy managers, converting more than two-thirds of his attempts from the floor. That's roughly on par with his rate throughout March (65.9 percent), which has been supplemented by averages of 16.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 triples in 33.0 minutes per game. At this point, Powell looks like a must-roster option across every format.
Powell produced 16 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 29 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-116 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Powell was surprisingly light on the rebounding front, but he made up for it with an 80.0 percent success rate from the floor and pair of rejections. The fifth-year big saw a nice boost in fantasy value across all formats upon the trade of Deandre Jordan to the Knicks shortly before the deadline, and he's specifically providing the best offensive production of his career. Factoring in Saturday's line, Powell has now scored 16 points or more in five of his last seven games, and he's eclipsed 20 points in five games overall since Jordan's departure.
Powell finished with 16 points (5-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, and one block in 36 minutes during Thursday's 100-99 loss to Denver.
Powell put up a double-double Thursday but didn't offer a lot outside of his points and rebounds. Powell has been a solid standard league player since establishing himself as the starting center, although the lack of peripheral numbers certainly caps his overall value.
Powell recorded 20 points (6-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 loss to the Spurs.
Powell continues to fire away from beyond the arc despite his relative lack of success (30.4 percent). Nevertheless, he also takes enough shots from his comfort zones to maintain an impressive field goal percentage (59.1). This is the fifth time in 10 games since the All-Star break that Powell has poured in at least 20 points, and he continues to log heavy minutes on a team lacking center depth.
Powell finished with nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 26 minutes in the Mavericks' loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
His nine point outing broke his streak of eight straight double-digit scoring games, though he managed to fill out the stat sheet nicely to still return fantasy value in Sunday's loss. Over his prior eight games, Powell averaged a healthy 17.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He's Dallas' best option in the frontcourt and will look to bounce back on Tuesday against the Spurs.
Powell finished Wednesday night's game against Washington with 26 points (11-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block across 36 minutes.
Powell was extremely efficient on the evening, converting on all but one attempt from the field in a 132-123 loss. The Stanford product has been impressive across the board of late, as he's averaging 19.0 points along with 7.8 boards, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals over his previous five matchups.
Powell posted 20 points (6-7 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and six assists across 32 minutes in Monday's 127-88 loss to the Nets.
Powell has now started the last four games since Dallas made moves at the trade deadline, and the result has been positive, recording two games of 20-plus points while become a more consistent contributor to the rebound and assist columns. While Kristaps Porzingis (knee) continues to recover, Powell will be a consistent player with a secure starting role.
Powell pitched in 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 win over the Pacers.
Powell earned a team high minute total and filled up the stat sheet, contributing in every category except blocks. The 27-year-old big man has reached double figures in scoring in four straight games (and in nine of the last 11). In the aftermath of DeAndre Jordan being moved to the Knicks in exchange for the injured Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Powell continues to make the most of his opportunities.
Powell turned in 24 points (10-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks across 37 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-112 loss to the Clippers on Monday.
Drawing the start for Salah Mejri, Powell paced the Mavericks in minutes and parlayed them into a season-high point total. Powell's 90.9 percent success rate from the floor was also one of his best showings of the season in that category, and his eight rebounds were representative of his typically strong work on the boards. If coach Rick Carlisle opts to continue affording Powell run with the first unit, the big man could become a regular threat for a double-double if he sees at least 30 minutes of playing time.
Powell is starting Monday against the Clippers, MavStats reports.
Powell is slated to join the first unit for the first time this season, as Salah Mejri will head to a bench role. Powell has played well as a role player of late, posting averages of 12.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists over his previous seven matchups.
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